Staff Picks

Staff Picks – Week of 31/01/2018

JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1 Steve Orlando/Gerard Way (w), Aco (a) DC Comics Liz says: Unsurprisingly, the first chapter of ‘Milk Wars’, DC’s Young Animal/Justice League of America crossover, is utterly bonkers, borderline-incomprehensible and darned entertaining at the same time. The…

Staff Picks – Week of 24/01/2018

A Void Trip To Paradiso: An Image Comics Exhibition Ram V, Ryan O’Sullivan, Plaid Klaus and Dev Pramanik Image Comics Ryan says: New exhibitions are always an exciting event at Orbital, and our first new show of 2018 is certainly…

Staff Picks – Week of 10/01/2018

Cowboy Ninja Viking – Deluxe Edition TPB A.J. Lieberman (w), Riley Rossmo (a) Image Comics Ryan says: Forget the fact that there’s a movie coming next year, and forget that Chris Pratt is attached in the lead role … this.…

Staff Picks – Week of 03/01/2018

Siren School Isabella Rotman Silver Sprocket Adam says: The seventy-fourth publication from the wonderfully radical punk collective and publisher, Silver Sprocket, ‘Siren School’ from Isabella Rotman is a delightfully cathartic and funny 20-page mini-comic. A bunch of brilliant sea sirens…

Orbital’s favourite books in 2017

Will’s Favourites 33 Year Wait – London 2050 by Korinna Mei and Alfie Garland Am I Still Tripping? – Star Seeds by Charles Glaubitz (Fantagraphics) Give me MORE – Blank Canvas by Weili Wonka Just People Talking – I Love…

Staff Picks – Week of 06/12/2017

Dastardly and Muttley Garth Ennis (w), Mauricet (a) GJ Comics Thomas says: I have no idea where to even begin with this one. This title is absolutely f**kin’ mad. I have no clue what, if anything, Garth is trying to…

Staff Picks – Week of 29/11/2017

Batman Rebirth Annual #2 Tom King (w), Lee Weeks (a) GJ Comics Thomas says: This. This is how it’s done. This is what you get when you have a professional writer who also happens to be a fan. Tom King…

Staff Picks – Week of 22/11/2017

Portugal Cyril Pedrosa Fanfare – Ponent Mon Thomas says: We are well and truly spoiled this week with the release of Kirby’s Challengers of the Unknown and the reprint of the classic Batman: Year Two that includes the sequel Full…

Staff Picks – Week of 15/11/2017

Cougar and Cub Nick Marino (w), Daniel Arruda Massa (a), Rosie Knight (w) Action Lab/Danger Zone Thomas says: This book came out last week but I’ve been off so sue me. As a fan of the previous two books by…

Staff Picks – Week of 08/11/2017

Fiction House: From Pulps to Panels, From Jungles to Space Mitch Maglio (editorial), Various (comics) YOE Books / IDW Publishing Adam says: This hefty tome from YOE Books is divided into a short publishing history of some fifty pages, before…

Staff Picks – Week of 01/11/17

Alter Ego #149 Various, Edited by Roy Thomas TwoMorrows Publishing Thomas says: Alter Ego is always worth a read but this particular issue is a little something extra being a tribute to the legendary Gil Kane and was an immediate…