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SPOTLIGHT ON: THE SUICIDE SQUAD

Although many of you may have only become familiar with the Suicide Squad in recent months, they have been a fixture in the DCU since 1959, where they appeared in the Brave and The Bold. Though their core membership has…

SPOTLIGHT ON: KIDS COMICS!

One of the long-standing problems in the comics industry has been getting kids to read comics. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? The original child’s medium, not being looked at by children. With many of us growing up reading The…

ORBITAL READING LISTS: BATMAN – PART 1

Based on the sheer number of customers we have on a weekly basis asking us “where’s the best place to start with (insert character’s name here)”… we’ve decided to start a series of reading lists giving you guys a broad…

SPOTLIGHT ON: SMALL PRESS DAY @ ORBITAL COMICS!

Since it’s inception, Orbital Comics has been an ardent supporter of small press comics and fanzines. Whilst many of our staff and customers are true super-hero and sci-fi fans, we’ve also discovered an interest and passion for the artisan side…

SPOTLIGHT ON 30 YEARS OF DARK HORSE COMICS

Hellboy. Aliens. Predator. Concrete. Sin City. Some of the most original and startling comics of the last three decades have come from the stable of one publisher. That publisher is Dark Horse. Starting life as small publisher owned by Mike…

SPOTLIGHT ON: X-MEN – APOCALYPSE

How do comics work best? As sci-fi adventure stories? As action pieces? Or do they work best as allegory for bo what is happening both now and in our past? Well, in the case of The X-Men, it’s all three.…