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).



Orbital Comics is pleased to announce our very first limited edition bookplate to commemorate the release of The Walking Dead volume 17. Featuring a brand-new illustration of Rick Grimes, the bookplate is limited to the first 300 copies of the TPB and comes hand-signed by artist Charlie Adlard.

With The Walking Dead mania at fever-pitch, this is the perfect opportunity to grab yourself a unique collectible or do some early Christmas shopping for the zombie in your life. The book is expected in-store on November 21, so be sure to add it to your standing order or order yours today!


The Strumpet and Ink+Paper Launch party last Friday was great fun! Thank you to everyone involved in organizing it and all who attented for such a wonderful evening. Photos of the event will be available soon at the Orbital Flickr Page.

Coming soon:

Emma Rios Exhibition – November 21st to December 4th
Ahead of her appearance at this year’s Malta Comic-Con in December, Orbital is proud to host a brief retrospective of Emma Rios‘ work. Featuring some of her very favourite pieces, there will be pages from Osborn, Cloak & Dagger, Amazing Spider-man, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange Season One, Prophet & more. This very special exhibition is on from November 21 to December 4, so hurry down and admire Emma’s gorgeous work in person.  View Event Listing

Doug Sneyd & Jason Atomic in Conversation – November 23rd
Orbital and Comica Festival present legendary Playboy magazine artist Doug Sneyd and artist/curator Jason Atomic in conversation. Doug has worked for Playboy since the early ’60s, and Jason has been indirectly involved with Suicide Girls (Playboy for the 21st Century?) since 2004 as occasional photographer and art department for his muse Manko’s photo sets. Come along for this very special night where the past and present meet, as they look to the future. Copies of Doug’s book The Art of Doug Sneyd (published by Dark Horse) will be available on the night, along with original art, sketches and prints. View Event Listing


On the 89th episode of the Orbiting Pod, get spooked by Ghosts #1, soar high with Joe Kubert Presents #1, demand freedom with CBLDF Annual 2012, consult a milliner with Pope Hats #3, and see red with Bedlam #1. To mark the launch of the new series, and following his signing, Nick Spencer tells all about Bedlam, gives us an update on Infinite Vacation, whether he approaches the page with an eye for the big screen, the end of the first season of Morning Glories, and more.

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

And if that’s  not enough, did you know you can know watch The Orbiting Pod? Each month the guys will discuss their favourite upcoming books from the latest Previews. Here is what they’re looking forward to in January. Remember, if you like the look of something coming up, be sure to add to your Standing Order ahead of time.


Taylor’s Pick – Wild Children / By Ales Kot (w) Riley Rossmo (a) / Image Comics

Camila’s Pick – Love & Rockets T-shirts / By the Hernandez Brothers / Fantagraphics

Chris’s Pick – Storm Dogs #1 / By David Hine (w) Doug Braithwaite (a) / Image Comics

Liz’s Pick – Iron Man #1 / By Kieron Gillen (w) Greg Land (a) / Marvel Comics

Dev’s Pick – Colder #1 / By Paul Tobin (w), Juan Ferreyra (a) / Dark Horse

Read More Here


Here are some interesting things we found elsewhere:

Comiket was a great day for everyone involved, but a particular highlight was the Comic Cake! Art you can eat! That’s sweet! What a treat!

John Constantine had an “interesting” week, which raised some questions about Vertigo’s future, and DC’s greater plans.

You may have gathered there are a couple of Ales Kot fans amongst us (Morgan Jeske fans too!), and they’re pleased to have found a preview of Change (from Image, out in December). Feast your mind!

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Tom Spurgeon did a great job of covering the impact on the area’s comics community & their responses to it, especially so near to the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival.

Luther Strode is returning very soon with “The Legend of Luther Strode” (from Image), and in case you need a reason to be excited, here’s an article from last year featuring Tradd Moore’s stylings. Excited now?

Steve Ditko may have been on your mind, because of Marvel Comics – The Untold Story, or the upcoming IDW re-releases of his monster comics. Here’s an in-depth look at his work from The Comics Journal.

This is just very, very cool.


Dark Horse
Billy Kids Oddities & Orm Loch Ness #2
BTVS Season 9 Freefall #15
Conan The Barbarian #10
Creep #3
Dragon Age Those Who Speak #3
Ex Sanguine #2
Massive #6
Michael Avon Oemings The Victories #4
Mind MGMT #0
Star Wars Lost Tribe O/T Sith #4 Spiral
Tarzan Once & Future Tarzan One Shot

DC Comics
Ame Comi Girls #2 Featuring Batgirl
Batgirl #13 2nd Ptg (DOTF)
Batgirl #14 (DOTF)
Batman #13 2nd Ptg (DOTF)
Batman #14 (DOTF)
Batman #14 Combo Pack (DOTF)
Batman And Robin #14
Batman Arkham City End Game #1
Batman Arkham Unhinged #8
Catwoman #13 2nd Ptg (DOTF)
Deathstroke #14
Demon Knights #14
Frankenstein Agent Of Shade #14 (Rot)
Green Lantern Corps #14 (Rise)
Green Lantern The Animated Series #8
Grifter #14
He Man And The Masters Of The Universe #4
Legion Lost #14
Phantom Stranger #2
Punk Rock Jesus #5
Ravagers #6
Saucer Country #9
Suicide Squad #14 (DOTF)
Superboy #14
Team 7 #2

Borderlands Origins #1
Chasing The Dead #1
GI Joe A Real American Hero #184
Locke & Key Omega #1
Star Trek Next Generation Hive #2
Star Trek Tng Doctor Who Assimilation #7
Zaucer Of Zilk #2

Elephantmen #44
Great Pacific #1
Hack Slash #20
Hoax Hunters #5
Invincible #97
Peter Panzerfaust #7
Point Of Impact #2
Saga #7
Spawn #225 Obama
Thief Of Thieves #10
Think Tank #4
Walking Dead #104
Where Is Jake Ellis #1

All New X-Men #1 Now
Amazing Spider-Man #697
Avengers Assemble #9 Now
Fantastic Four #1 Now
First X-Men #4
Gambit #5
Marvel Universe Avengers Earths Heroes #8
Marvel Universe Vs Avengers #2
New Avengers #33
Red She-Hulk #59 Now
Supercrooks HC Uk GN – Book One: The Heist
Thor God Of Thunder #1 Now
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #18
Venom #27
Wolverine And X-Men #20
X-Men Legacy #1 Now
X-Treme X-Men #6

2000 Ad Prog #1809
Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens #5
Archer & Armstrong (New) #4
Archie Comic Super Special #1
Atomic Robo Flying She Devils O/T Pacific #4
Bloodshot (Ongoing) #1 2nd Ptg
Bloodshot (Ongoing) #2 2nd Ptg
Bloodshot (Ongoing) #5
Boys #72
Crossed Badlands #17
Crossstar #4
Damsels #3
Dark Shadows Vampirella #4
Engines Of Doom Oneshot
Evil Ernie #2
Executive Assistant Assassins #5
Extermination #6
Fanboys Vs Zombies #8
GFT Bad Girls #4
GFT Myths & Legends #23
Indie Comics Horror #1
Jennifer Blood First Blood #2
Joan Of Arc From The Ashes #1
Lord Of The Jungle #9
Mega Man #19
Passage One Shot
Red Sonja #71
Spongebob Comics #14
Vampirella Red Room #4
Witchblade Demon Reborn #4
Wonderland #5
World Of Archie Double Digest #23

Classic Marvel Fig Coll Mag #189 Gamora
Classic Marvel Fig Coll Mag Special Giant Man
Dc Superhero Chess Fig Coll Mag #21 Huntress
Dc Chess Fig Coll Mag Special #2 Bat Signal
Clint Volume 2 #5
Juxtapoz #143 Dec 2012
Marvel GN Coll Vol 24 Punisher Welcome Back Pt 1 HC

Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Angel After The Fall Slipcase Ed
Asterios Polyp Mazzucchelli Sgn Bookplate Ed
Avengers By Brian Michael Bendis TP Vol 03
Blue Beetle TP Vol 01 Metamorphosis (N52)
Cancertown TP Blasphemous Tumours
City In The Desert HC Vol 01
Deadpool Max HC
Disney Mickey Mouse Box Set Vol 03 & 04
Disney Mickey Mouse HC Vol 04 House O/T Haunts
Dorothy Of Oz Prequel TP
Fables Werewolves Of The Heartland HC
Fiction House Coll Works Planet Comics HC Vol 01
Gft Myths & Legends TP Vol 04
Ghostbusters Ongoing TP Vol 03 Haunted America
GI Joe Deep Terror TP
Godzilla Ongoing TP Vol 01
Green Lantern Sector 2814 TP Vol 01
Grim Leaper TP
Hellblazer TP Vol 04 The Family Man New Ed
Hellraiser TP Vol 04
Hopeless Maine HC Vol 01
Imagination Illustrated Jim Henson Journal
Inferno Sleep And A Forgetting TP
Lobster Johnson TP Vol 02 Burning Hand
MMW Fantastic Four HC Vol 14
Naughty & Nice Good Girl Art Bruce Timm Big Pocket
New Avengers By Brian Michael Bendis Prem HC Vol 04 Avx
Nurse Nurse GN
Opus Complete Sunday Strips From 2003-2008 HC
Richie Rich Gems Digest GN Special Collection
Savage Pencil Presents Trip Or Squeek
Savage Sword Of Conan TP Vol 12
Scalped TP Vol 10 Trails End
Scene O/T Crime Dlx HC
Shinku TP Vol 01
Sonic The Hedgehog Archives TP Vol 19
Spider-Men HC
Star Trek Ongoing TP Vol 03
Star Wars Agent O/T Empire TP Vol 01 Iron Eclipse
Star Wars Dark Times TP Vol 05 Out Wilderness
Star Wars Knights O/T Old Republic TP Vol 10 War
Strain TP Vol 01
Street Fighter X Sanrio World View HC
Superman HC Vol 01 What Price Tomorrow (N52)
Tales Of Macabre GN
Torpedo TP Vol 01
Toy Story Digest TP Tales From Toy Chest
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Dosm Omnibus HC
Young Justice TP Vol 02 Training Day

07 Ghost GN Vol 01
Bad Teachers Equation GN Vol 05 (Of 5)
Belka, Why Don’t You Bark?
Blood Blockade Battlefront TP Vol 03
Case Closed Vol 44
Cross Game TP Vol 08
Devil And Her Love Song Vol 05
Excel Saga TP Vol 24
Inu Yasha Vizbig Ed GN Vol 13
Kekkaishi Vol 34
Love Hina Omnibus Vol 04
Loveless 2-In-1 Edition Vol 01
Secret Thorns GN
Sleepless Nights GN
Start With A Happy Ending GN Vol 01
Stepping On Roses Vol 08
Tenjo Tenge Vol 09

Avengers Vs X-Men By Young Poster
Captain America By JR Jr Poster Now
FF By Mike Allred Poster Now
Indestructible Hulk By Leinil Yu Poster Now
Marvel Now Avengers Poster Now
Uncanny X-Force Poster

DC Harley Quinn Bishoujo Statue
DC Wonder Woman Bishoujo Statue
Justice League Darkseid Deluxe AF
Justice League Wonder Woman AF

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