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X-Men Apocalypse- Liz’s Review

First things first: credit where credit is due. Before Iron Man’s arc-reactor was a pale blue twinkle in Disney/Marvel’s eye, Fox’s X-Men franchise was paving the way for the current onslaught (ahem) of ensemble superhero films. Bryan Singer’s X-Men and X2 (out in 2000…

Spotlight on: Star Wars Day!

A long time ago, in a comic shop very close by… STAR WARS DAY Episode IV – A New Comic Book Day One thing nearly everyone at Orbital (customers and staff alike) has in common is our love for ‘STAR…

Spotlight on: Civil War!

In the Summer of 2007, the question on every Marvel fan’s mind was ‘Whose side are you on?’ as Civil War, the 7-issue crossover event that rocked the Marvel Universe began. After a battle between a group of super-villains and…

Captain America: Civil War- Liz’s Review

Titanic in scope and colossal in confidence, the third instalment to the Captain America trilogy is an enormous, adrenaline-packed summer blockbuster with breathtaking action-scenes and a star-studded ensemble cast that serves, for all intents and purposes, as an unofficial ‘Avengers…

Issues in Comics: The Impossible Collection

This past Wednesday, I was fortunate enough, along with Michael from The Orbiting Pod, to score invitations to the exclusive Private View for a suddenly-unveiled personal collection of vintage DC Comics single issues known, rather appropriately, as The Impossible Collection.…

Issues in Comics: Rebirth, Rebirth, Rebirth

As the days of this year drift by towards May, details of DC Comics’s “Rebirth” operation continue to emerge, predictably raising more questions than they answer. Geoff Johns seems to be in charge of this initiative, and he’s written a…

Issues in Comics: Daredevil vs. Punisher

  For those infinitely more interested in the coming war between two street-level New York vigilantes than the Man vs. God stylings of the gritty, dark, grim, bleak upcoming Batman/Superman film, this week is already an exciting one. Just yesterday,…