Staff Picks

Orbital’s Favourite Books of 2018

Karl’s Favourites Best series: Mister Miracle by Tom King and Mitch Gerads Best Collection: X Men: Grand Design by Ed Piskor (w/a) Best Exhibition in the Gallery: Arthur Ranson Retrospective Best Orbital Event: Winston Smith Pop Up Exhibition and Signings Best…

Staff Picks – Week of 28/11/18

Heroes in Crisis #3 Tom King (w), Lee Weeks, Clay Mann (a) DC Comics Chief says: Trauma has always been at the centre of Tom King’s work. Whether it’s the psychological breaking of the Bat by Bane in Batman or…

Staff Picks – Week of 21/11/18

Flavor TPB Joseph Keatinge (w), Wook Jin Clark (a) Image Chief says: This came as something of a surprise to me, a book I judged (at least at first) solely on it’s cover. But hey its a comic. How else…

Staff Picks – Week of 14/11/18

The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against The Devils in Suits (One Shot) Arabson (w, a) Image / IHQ Studios Chief says: This caught my eye, mostly because of the pink neon, Paul Pope-esque cover and the beautiful format (gotta love an…

Staff Picks – Week of 07/11/18

Green Lantern #1 Grant Morrison (w), Liam Sharp (a) DC Comics Adam says: After what feels like years of constantly convoluted stories across far too many titles, the “main” title has returned with everyone’s favourite hot-head, Hal Jordan, back in…

Staff Picks – Week of 31/10/2018

Batman: Secret Files #1 Various Creators DC Adam says: This special Batman anthology is solid gold, through and through. Editor Jamie S. Rich has assembled an absurdly great line-up of creative talent for the five short stories featured here, and…

Staff Picks – Week of 24/10/2018

Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (30th Anniversary Edition) Neil Gaiman (w), Sam Kieth, Mike Drinberg, Malcolm Jones III (a) DC / Vertigo Chief says: Reissued this week on glossier paper, Neil Gaiman’s horror goth masterpiece recurring dream fiction is…

Staff Picks – Week of 17/10/2018

Gideon Falls Volume 1: The Black Barn Jeff Lemire (w), Andrea Sorrentino (a) Image Comics Joe says: The first volume of Lemire’s latest creator-owned series is finally out and I’ve been eagerly anticipating it. I had a suspicion that I…

Staff Picks – Week of 03/10/2018

The Art of Arthur Ranson Arthur Ranson Orbital Gallery Exhibition Karl says: Currently in the Orbital Gallery we have an exquisite collection of artwork by British comics legend, Arthur Ranson. The exhibition spans four decades and includes original pages from…

Staff Picks – Week of 26/09/2018

Retrogade Orbit Kristyna Baczynski (w/a) Avery Hill Publishing Camila says: Avery Hill is killing it this month, with one stunning release after another, including Katriona Chapman’s Follow me in, Tillie Walden’s On a sunbeam, and this little gem by Kristyna…

Staff Picks – Week of 12/09/2018

Batman: Prelude to Knightfall + Batman: Knightfall Volume 1 Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench Graham Nolan, Jim Aparo, Norm Breyfogle, Jim Balent & more DC Comics Gerald says: It’s hard to believe the Knightfall saga is now 25 years old, and…

Staff Picks – Week of 29/08/2018

Sullivan’s Sluggers HC Mark Andrew Smith (w), James Stokoe (a) Dark Horse Will says: A baseball team have their toughest game yet, when grotesque monsters overrun the stadium. Bats in hand, the team must battle for their survival against the…