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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.…

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…