FCBD – Live recording of The Orbiting Pod Episode 150! MAY 3 from 7pm

Golden Cobras

Now in its fourth year, The Orbiting Pod reaches its landmark 150th episode (not counting specials) just in time for Free Comic Book Day on May 3 – so to celebrate we’ll be hosting a live recording from 7pm with free drinks, special guests, and probably a few surprises! Come down to show your support and celebrate with Chris, Robin, Adam & friends. It’s sure to be a great night followed by some more drinks at the pub.

Cult – 14/04/2014 to 20/04/2014

Seven young friends
Art from below
An unholy union

An underground event hosted by a collection of the UK’s most promising emerging comic creators:

Owen Michael Johnson
P M Buchan
Mark Penman
Jon Lock
Nich Angell
Andrew Tunney
James Lawrence

The CULT exhibition, which is being hosted by the GHOSTS comic art collective, begins at Orbital Comics on Monday 14th April. This is the first time that you will be able to view our collection of CULT-inspired artwork, as well as buy specially designed prints and original art from the members of GHOSTS. Many of these creations will only be available at the CULT exhibition or have very limited print runs that will be made available to attendees of CULT exclusively during the show.

We would like to invite you to celebrate this occasion with us. Every member of GHOSTS will be signing at Orbital on Saturday 19th April, from 2-5pm. Additionally, we’ll be hosting a lock-in party at Orbital on the same night, where you can join us for drinks and occult conversation. The party will also feature a one-night-only live music performance by cosmic punk band, Raygun Roads & The Kittelbach Pirates. Entry is free with a purchase of GHOSTS exhibition material, and space is limited, so to avoid disappointment please arrive at Orbital no later than 6:30pm.

A huge thank you from every member of GHOSTS for your support so far. We look forward to unveiling our eclectic collection of deranged artwork.



Orbital Comics is very pleased to announce James O’Barr (creator of The Crow), legendary Marvel artist Michael Golden (Avengers, G.I. Joe, Micronauts) and writer/editor/colorist Renee Witterstaetter will be signing in-store on Wednesday May 14 from 5pm. This is a rare opportunity to meet these industry legends and pick up some signed books and prints, so don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great night!

Then, once the store closes at 7.30pm, we’ll have Michael Golden hosting a very special Dynamic Figure Drawing Class for ticketed customers – so if you’d like to take part then secure your place NOW. You can purchase tickets online with the Paypal button below or pay for them in-store. Places are extremely limited, so act now if you plan on attending this one-off event!

Date: Wednesday, May 14
Time: 7.30pm (for 8pm start)
Price: £10 (includes refreshments)
NB: No physical tickets will be sent out. Your payment will secure your name on our list at the door.

** Tickets are now SOLD OUT **


James O’Barr is the award-winning creator of The Crow, and the writer of two hit series from IDW Publishing, entitled Curare and Skinning The Wolves. He likes to lament that he was born in a trailer in Detroit just in time to see Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy die, but claims no responsibility for either. He spent his first seven years in an orphanage and foster care where he spent most of his time drawing. When he was adopted he brought along his crayons and has been using them ever since. While stationed in Berlin, in the late 70′s he created The Crow as an attempt to deal with the death of his fiance at the hands of a drunk driver. It took nearly ten years to finish and no publisher was interested in it (“too gloomy, too confusing”) until, on a whim, Caliber published the first issue in 1989. It is currently the best selling independent graphic novel of all time at over one million copies sold. In 1993 his book was adapted into the cult film of the same name starring Brandon Lee. He would like you to know that nearly all of the money made from the film was donated to children’s charities and he had nothing to do with the subsequent three sequels or TV show, but he will be a consultant on the new Crow movie that goes into production this year. He has worked for every major publisher. In Italy 1995, he won the Academy Award of comics, the Yellow Kid award for best storyteller.
Recently returned from a record breaking signing tour for the Italian Edition of The Crow, his most recent book is a new sketchbook from Eva Ink Publishing James O’Barr: Uncoffined.


Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, is a legend in the comic book industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a storytelling professional. Co-creator of The X-Men‘s Rogue, Spartan X and Bucky O’Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on The ‘Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe Yearbook, and Dr. Strange, among MUCH more, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and illustrators in the business. Golden’s work can be seen on covers from Spawn, Nightwing, Iron Man, Heroes For Hire, Exiles, Demon’s Regret, Spider-man, Vampirella, Captain American, The Punisher to The Hulk, as well as numerous other titles, for about every company out there. It’s no wonder that Golden has been one of the most influential creators around for the last several decades: “… unless you can actually draw yourself, it is very difficult to understand the exact mind-blowing impossibility of what he does,” said writer/artist Larry Hama, of Golden’s work. Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, some currently in development. He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival.


Renee Witterstaetter is the author of Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira, the critically acclaimed Nick Cardy: The Artist at War, Dying for Action: The Life & Films of Jackie Chan, Kerry & the Scary Things, Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash, and much more. Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Superman at DC Comics and Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian and Conan Saga at Marvel, then spearheading the reintroduction of She-Hulk at Marvel. She then moved over to Topps Comics where she was the editor on The X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena & Hercules and, co-creating with artist Michael Golden, the successful series, Spartan X. Her newest books include Santa Confidential, by Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne and the sketchbook James O’Barr: Uncoffined. In addition, Renee has also been the colorist on hundreds of comics from The Avengers to Spider-man to Captain America among many, many more. Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Crime Story, Rush Hour 2, and Red Dragon, among others. She is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and is also currently working in artist management via Eva Ink Artist Group.


Golden Cobras

People have been asking for a while now, so on May 14 we’re pleased to host a very special comic-based class on Dynamic Figure Drawing with master storyteller Michael Golden (The Avengers, G.I. Joe, Micronauts, The ‘Nam). The opportunity to get this kind of training in an intimate, small-group setting doesn’t come around very often, so places are bound to go fast! Don’t miss the opportunity to come and learn from a true comics legend and master of the craft.

Date: Wednesday, May 14
Time: 7.30pm (for 8pm start)
Price: £10 * (includes refreshments)
NB: No physical tickets will be sent out. Your payment will secure your name on our list at the door.

Tickets are available NOW via the Paypal link below or in-store at Orbital Comics.

** Tickets are now SOLD OUT **

* Please note: we cannot offer refunds for tickets bought to this event.

Transformers Regeneration One #100 Signing – 29/03/2014

To celebrate the conclusion of IDW’s Transformers Regeneration One series, we have a jam packed signing lined up!
Writer Simon Furman, artists Andrew Wildman and Geoff Senior, inker Stephen Baskerville, colourist John-Paul Bove and cover colourist Jason Cardy will be in Orbital on Saturday 29th March from 2-4pm, where you can pick up a copy of The Transformers Regeneration One #100, get it signed and have a chat with the team behind the book!