Welcome to the Orbital News Digest! Here are the latest NEWS and EVENTS from Orbital Comics, links to interesting things we found this week, and a full list of THIS WEEK’S NEW COMICS (at the bottom).


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 (today!). 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!


Welcome to another special episode of The Orbiting Pod!

With the new movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier in cinemas worldwide, we’ve decided to spotlight some of Steve Rogers greatest stories from across the decades.

We kick things off with Captain America: Marvel Masterworks 3, looking at Jack Kirby’s return to the character he co-created with Joe Simon over 20 years prior, and the short run by the iconic Jim Steranko.

Next, we skip forward to that dark time that was the 90′s, and Mark Waid’s first run on the character with Ron Garney in Operation Rebirth.

Getting a bit more current, we look back at the beginning of Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting’s landmark run with the Winter Soldier storyline.

Finally, we investigate Jason Latour & Nic Klein’s short run on Bucky’s own book, with Winter Soldier: The Electric Ghost.

You can listen to it here or subscribe to the podcast on itunes.

STAFF PICKS – WEEK OF 09/04/2014

Liz’s Pick: Fear Agent v.1 / By Rick Remender (w) / Tony Moore (a) / Dark Horse

Adam’s Pick: Lumberjanes #1 / By Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis (w), Brooke Allen (a) / BOOM! Studios

Chris’s Pick: Shutter #1 / By Joe Keatinge (w) / Leila del Duca (a) / Image Comics

Taylor’s Pick: Cosplayers / Dash Shaw (w/a) / Fantagraphics

Thomas’s Pick: Jonah Hex: Shadows West / By Joe R. Lansdale (w) / Timothy Truman (a) / Vertigo

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Before we begin, We’re all pretty pumped at Orbital for our new exhibition, CULT, and here’s some coveragethat may tip you that way too. Come on down and see it, it rocks!

Bruce Timm returned for Batman’s 75th, which is a darn sight more than any of these heroes will get for their anniversaries. Honestly, some of us found the short underwhelming (and here’s a handy chart to explain that), but the interview is pretty solid, and you can catch both here. However, good news for Big Blue, who’s getting the Rude treatment in DC’s best Superman title. Go check it out, unless you mind giving money to Amazon, the new owners of Comixology; and if you’re not sure whether to mind (or care), here are the 6 thoughts worth mulling about this news.

Awards time in LA, and Ulli Lust gave a masterclass in the micro-genre of “Acceptance Speech Comics“. Meanwhile, Glyph nominations were announced, GLAAD tidings for Young Avengers (and kudos to Kieron Gillen for finding time amid the glad-handing to recommend British comics on Tumblr), and a reminder that hosting awards is expensive, and your help can make them extra-specially awesome.

Have some Chris Ware, and check whether you even register on the geek-o-meter compared to this guy.

There are many good comics incoming, like the return of Greg Smallwood’s delicious stylings on Dream Thief, what might well turn out to be your first Transformers comic (even James approves!), more from Mary Talbot (this time addressing suffragettes!), and a bunch of amateurs. The Amateurs. And Charles Burns is almost done with his trilogy! It has a cover!

Fiction and Real Life are different. But Death stalks both realms, and sometimes it’s worse than Death, it’s… Superdeath. Which is what’s happening to Archie sometime soon, right? Oh well, at least ROM’s getting a new lease of life, and helping Bill Mantlo in the process; and while we wait for new Prophet, Omni magazine are bringing the alien worlds eye candy we need. Although if you like your alien worlds a little stranger, Superworld should cover you. That art is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

What aliens say about us.

NEW COMICS – WEEK OF 16/04/2014

Dark Horse
1 For $1 Emily And Strangers #1
BPRD Hell On Earth #118
Dark Horse Presents #35
Ghost #3
Skyman #4
Star Wars #7 Lucas Draft
Star Wars Darth Vader & Cry Of Shadows #5
White Suits #3

DC Comics
American Vampire Second Cycle #2
Batman #30 (Zero Year)
Batman #30 Combo Pack (Zero Year)
Batman And Wonder Woman #30
Batman Eternal #2
Batwoman #30
Birds Of Prey #30
Green Lantern New Guardians #30
Harley Quinn #5
Justice League #29 (Evil)
Justice League #29 Combo Pack (Evil)
Red Hood And The Outlaws #30
Sinestro #1
Smallville Season 11 Lantern #1
Supergirl #30
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #10
Unwritten Vol 2 Apocalypse #4
Wonder Woman #30

Crow Pestilence #2
Frankenstein Alive Alive #3
Frankenstein Alive Alive Reanimated Ed
Haunted Horror #10
Star Mage #1
Transformers Windblade #1 Dawn O/T Autobots
X-Files Annual 2014

A Voice In The Dark #6
Five Weapons #8
Genesis GN
Mercenary Sea #3
Minimum Wage #4
Morning Glories #38
Shotgun Wedding #3
Stray Bullets The Killers #2
Tales Of Honor #1 2nd Ptg
Witchblade #174

Amazing X-Men #6
Deadpool Vs Carnage #2
Hulk #1 ANMN
Magneto #1 2nd Ptg Rivera Var ANMN
Moon Knight #1 2nd Ptg Shalvey Var ANMN
Ms Marvel #3 ANMN
New Warriors #1 2nd Ptg To Var ANMN
Nova #16
Punisher #3 2nd Ptg Gerads Var ANMN
She-Hulk #2 2nd Ptg Wada Var ANMN
Superior Spider-Man #31 ANMN
Thor God Of Thunder #21 ANMN
Ultimate FF #1
Uncanny X-Men #20 ANMN
What If Age Of Ultron #3
Winter Soldier Bitter March #3 ANMN
Wolverine #4
Wolverine And X-Men #3 ANMN
X-Force #3 ANMN
X-Men #13

2000 AD Prog #1877
Adventure Time #27
All New Executive Assistant Iris #4
All New Fathom #6
Archie #654
Archie Funhouse Double Digest #4
Auteur #2
Bad Ass #4
Capt Action Cat #1
Curse #4
Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue #10
GFT Godstorm Hercules Payne #1
GFT Inferno Age Of Darkness
GFT Neverland Age Of Darkness #2
Ghost Wolf #1
God Is Dead #11
Judge Dredd Megazine #347
Mega Man #35
Phoenix Comic #117
Rover Red Charlie #5
Shadow #24
Sheena #1
Simpsons Comics #211
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #2
Solar Man O/T Atom #1
Sonic Universe #62
Time Lincoln Continental One Shot
Translucid #1
Warlord Of Mars #100
Wasteland #53
X-O Manowar #24 (Ah)

Alter Ego #124
Back Issue #72
Bleeding Cool Magazine #10
Juxtapoz #160 May 2014
Marvel Chess Fig Coll Mag #8 Thor
Marvel GN Coll Vol 61 Ghost Rider Road To Damnation

Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
24 Omnibus TP
Adventures Of Superman TP Vol 01
Art Of Disney Golden Books HC
Art Of Millarworld HC
Basil & Victoria London Guttersnipes HC
Bohemians GN
BPRD Hell On Earth TP Vol 08
Brain Boy TP Vol 01 Psy Vs Psy
Buzzkill TP
Chronicles Of Conan TP Vol 26 Legion O/T Dead
Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC Vol 07
Daredevil By Mark Waid Prem HC Vol 07
Daytripper Deluxe Ed HC
Final Crisis TP New Edition
Foligatto HC
Gaijin American Prisoner Of War GN
GFT Tales From Oz TP Vol 01
Ghost Omnibus TP Vol 05
Ghostbusters Ongoing TP Vol 07 Happy Horror Days
Godzilla History’s Greatest Monster TP
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth TP Vol 02
Itty Bitty Hellboy TP
Joker Death Of The Family TP (N52)
Justice League Of America Omnibus HC Vol 01
Kurt Cobain When I Was An Alien GN
Milan K HC Part 01 Teenage Years
Operation Margarine GN
Rachel Rising TP Vol 04 Winter Graves
Retroworld HC
Sex Criminals TP Vol 01
Spider-Man Newspaper Strips TP Vol 01
Superior Spider-Man TP Vol 05 Superior Venom
Superman Silver Age Newspaper Dailies HC Vol 02 1961-1963
Thor Epic Collection TP Kingdom Lost
Transformers Dark Cybertron TP Vol 01
Trekker Train To Avalon Bay TP
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol 02

Afterschool Charisma GN Vol 09
Alive GN
Dorohedoro GN Vol 12
Fairy Tail Vol 37
Haganai I Have No Friends GN Vol 05
Haganai I Have No Friends GN Vol 06
Hobby Japan Mar 2014
Knights Of Sidonia Vol 08
No. 6 Vol 06
Ranma ½ 2-In-1 Edition Vol 01
Senran Kagura Skirting Shadows GN Vol 02
Sunny HC Vol 03
Wolfsmund Vol 04

Evangelion Eva Unit 02 Plastic Mdl Kit
Scribblenauts Unmasked Mini Figures Ser 2

Punisher Pixel Punisher Logo Px Blk T/S

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