Spotlight

Captain America 4th of July Spotlight Sale

To celebrate the new Captain America #1 from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Francis Yu, which just so happens to drop on the 4th of July – we’re having another little Spotlight Sale! From Wednesday 4th of July to Sunday 8th,…

Cerebus In Hell and Why Dave Sim is Great

The most recent series by independent creator Dave Sim (in collaboration with Sandeep Atwal), Cerebus In Hell, loosely continues on from his legendary, award winning series Cerebus. Very, very loosely. Though I think it’s probably the only way that such…

SPOTLIGHT ON: ALAN MOORE

  When you think of ‘Graphic Novels’, we’re willing to bet that even if you only have a passing knowledge of what that term means, the first name you think of is Alan Moore. There are few writers whose names…

SPOTLIGHT ON: THE JOKER

There is no more indelible and iconic villain in the history of comics than the crown prince of crime. Making his first appearance in Batman No.1 in April 1940, the Joker was originally meant to be killed-off. But editorial intervention…

SPOTLIGHT ON: HARLEY QUINN

Harleen Francis Quinzel, or Dr. Quinzel to you, first made her appearance in an episode of the Batman Animated Series. Harley has made a name for herself originally as the Joker’s squeeze (seduced by the clown prince of crime when…

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…

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.…