Orbital in Conversation Episode 146 – The Fabled & Fairest Mark Buckingham!

Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! We’re very excited to join the team at Multiversity Comics as not only are they an excellent group of people, but they share a similar level of taste and sensibility … It’s going to be a good fit.
 
On this episode, Chris sits down for a chat with writer/artist Mark Buckingham (Fables, Fairest, Miracleman). They discuss his early work as an animator with Aardman, working with Neil Gaiman on The Truth & Miracleman, his breakthrough as an inker in the ’90s, and what brought him back to pencilling again. They would’ve got further, but time was against them – so expect a follow-up soon.
 
Plus: as an extra bonus, the second-half of the episode features Mark walking guests through his recent exhibition at the Orbital Gallery, followed by a brief Q&A. There’s some really great stuff discussed throughout, so we hope you’ll stay with us through this slightly longer episode!
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes.
 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com

The Orbiting Pod Episode 187

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Welcome To Episode 187 of The Orbiting Pod!

Join Michael, Adam, Will & Joe as they drop the needle on the rekkid to talk:

Hip Hop Family Tree #1 – is it a sick jam, or a dud beat?

Star Wars #8 – Are Han’s affections Solo, or seeking dual fates?

Secret Wars Secret Love #1 – the romance is burning, but do we swipe left or right?

all this, plus Howard the Human, Welcome Back, Book of Death & more!

Remember, you can follow The Podcast on Twitter, be our Facebook friend, and subscribe on iTunes!

Orbital Director’s Commentary – Chip Zdarsky on Howard The Duck! [Audio]

Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! We’re very excited to join the team at Multiversity Comics as not only are they an excellent group of people, but they share a similar level of taste and sensibility … It’s going to be a good fit. For these first two weeks we’ll be double-shipping episodes, so you can get a bit of a feel for us.
 
As a long-term comics fan – and events manager at Orbital Comics in central London – it’s always fun to do something more than just your average signing. Meeting a creator and having them sign your stuff is all well and good, but I really love the little things that happen in between … The anecdotes and stories creators share while people are in line or waiting at their table.
 
It got me thinking: what if there was a way to do that and provide a framework wherein people could talk about what went into the making of a book? And so, the Orbital Directors’ Commentaries were born! We’ve since had the pleasure of hosting Jason Aaron & Jason Latour to discuss Southern Bastards, Mike Carey talking about The Unwritten, and Becky Cloonan discussing her work on Gotham Academy.
 
But a little while ago Chip Zdarsky took to the stage to talk us through Howard The Duck. Chip went through the book page-by-page – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else. If you’ve heard Chip before (and if not you can listen to him here) then you’ll know just how funny he can be!
 
We recorded the evening for posterity and so – thanks to the expert work of Robin Harman – we’re pleased to share it with you this week. Hopefully we’ll have video of the night available at a later date, but for now you can listen and read along in your own book. So enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for future Orbital Director’s Commentary nights!
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes.
 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Chip Zdarsky’s Twitter: @zdarsky
Chip Zdarsky’s Tumblr: zdarsky.tumblr.com

Orbital in Conversation Episode 145 – At the Pub with Jay Faerber!

Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! We’re very excited to join the team at Multiversity Comics as not only are they an excellent group of people, but they share a similar level of taste and sensibility … It’s going to be a good fit. For these first two weeks we’ll be double-shipping episodes, so you can get a bit of a feel for us.
 
On this episode, Chris heads to the pub with writer Jay Faerber (Copperhead, Noble Causes, Near Death) to discuss the ins-and-outs of his career thus far. They cover the early days of fan fiction, finally breaking in with the Big Two, taking the plunge into creator-owned work, and then the move into TV writing with all the numerous comics and other projects along the way.
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes.
 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Jay Faerber’s Twitter: @JayFaerber
Jay Faerber’s website: www.jayfaerber.com

The Orbiting Pod Episode 186

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Welcome to Episode 186 of The Orbiting Pod!

Join Joe, Adam, Owen & Will as they discuss:

John Flood #1 – does it keep us up at night, or put us to sleep?

Dark Corridor #1 – is it a fumble in the dark, or does it leave us carrying a torch?

Batgirl Annual #1 – It’s all in the family, but is it fortune, or fued?

All this and much more!

Remember, you can follow The Podcast on Twitter, be our Facebook friend, and subscribe on iTunes!

Orbital In Conversation Episode 144 – Doctor Who Comics Day Discussion Panel!

Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! We’re very excited to join the team at Multiversity Comics as not only are they an excellent group of people, but they share a similar level of taste and sensibility … It’s going to be a good fit. For these first two weeks we’ll be double-shipping episodes, so you can get a bit of a feel for us.
 
On this episode, Chris hosts a live discussion panel in-store to celebrate Doctor Who Comics Day, featuring a number of creators behind Titan Comics’ Doctor Who line. It all starts with writers Paul Cornell, Al Ewing, Rob Williams & Nick Abadzis; and continues with artists Rachael Stott & Brian Williamson, alongside group editor Andrew James.
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes.
 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com

Orbital In Conversation Episode 143 – Wine Tasting with Steve Orlando at SDCC!

Hello and welcome to Orbital In Conversation – the podcast of Orbital Comics in central London! We’re very excited to join the team at Multiversity Comics as not only are they an excellent group of people, but they share a similar level of taste and sensibility … It’s going to be a good fit.

On this week’s show, I’m joined by James & Liz for a wine-tasting under the guidance of writer Steve Orlando (Undertow, Virgil). Steve discusses the finer points of Californian pinot gris, then opens up about how he got the job on Midnighter at DC Comics, what plans he has for the series, and how his own experiences have informed the character.

This interview was conducted at an outdoor restaurant during the madness of San Diego Comic-Con International, so there is some background ambience, shall we say. It’s a little different to the norm, but then isn’t that what you’d expect of a wine-tasting podcast?

To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes.

Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound

Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com

Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics

Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com

Steve Orlando’s Twitter: @thesteveorlando

Steve Orlando’s website: www.thesteveorlando.com

The Orbiting Pod Fantastic 4 Special!

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Greetings True Believers! Welcome to another special episode of The Orbiting Pod!

Following in the grand tradition of our previous specials, we take a look a the first family of comics as Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm & Ben Grimm, transformed into Mr Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, and the ever-loving-blue-eyed Thing to become the stars of the World’s Greatest Comics Magazine: The Fantastic Four!

As is standard, we look at the team at 4 different times in their comics career:

- We begin with a look at Jack Kirby & Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four #1: the beginning of the mighty Marvel Universe, followed by the Coming of Galactus, and the legendary This Man, This Monster!

- It wouldn’t be a Fantastic Four episdoe without an appearacne from their arch rival Dr Doom would it?! For this special, we look at Mark Waid & Mike Wieringo’s Unthinkable storyline, where Victor Von Doom goes back to his roots in an effort to defeat the FF once & for all!

- The next stop is a re-imagine of everyone’s favourite comics imaginauts, as we turn back the clock & step into another dimension and look at Ultimate Fantastic Four!

- Finally, we turn our attention to the very beginning of Jonathan Hickman’s Fantastic Four run, and the Council of Reed‘s story line, as we start to see the bigger picture!

What do you think of these stories? Let us know! Email us at podcast@orbitalcomics.co.uk, You can follow Robin, Adam, Michael & Owen & The Podcast on Twitter, be our Facebook friend, and subscribe on iTunes!

Orbital in Conversation Episode 142 – Action Lab Roundtable Discussion at SDCC!

After last week’s jam-packed show with Matt Hawkins, Andres Salazar and Christian Beranek (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back for an Action Lab roundtable discussion featuring Nick Marino & Daniel Arruda Massa (Holy F*cked) and Josh Henaman (Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman) – plus special guests Rob Harrington (Rainbowbeard) and Jared Sams (Space Negro).
 
Over a few tasty beverages on the roof of San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co. we discuss what the guys are working on right now, the state of comics today, and whatever else comes to mind. It’s the kind of chaos you’ve come to expect in a climate that can only be described as idyllic!
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes.
 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Nick Marino’s Twitter: @nickmarino
Nick Marino’s website: www.nickmarino.net
 
Daniel Arruda Massa’s Twitter: @darrudamassa
Daniel Arruda Massa’s website: danielarrudamassa.nl
 
Josh Henaman’s Twitter: @JoshSHenaman
Josh Henaman’s website: www.bigfootcomic.blogspot.com
 
Rob Harrington’s Twitter: @robharrington
Jared Sams’ Twitter @spaceman_jared

Orbital in Conversation Episode 141 – with Matt Hawkins, Andres Salazar & Christian Beranek!

Following last week’s SDCC extravaganza with Nick & Zack Keller, Chris Emgard, Man Vs. Rock, Phil Kim and Jason Lenzi (which you can still listen to here), I’m back with another jam-packed episode featuring Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Tales Of Honor), Andres Salazar (Pariah, Missouri) and Christian Beranek (Validation) at San Diego Comic-Con International!
 
First up I chat with Matt at the Top Cow booth; then meet with Andres in the Small Press aisles; and finally catch up with Christian for a long-overdue chat at the pub. It’s a wonderful and varied series of talks with as much depth as we could manage in the time we had.
 
And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It’s only gonna get better, folks!
 
To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.com. And if you missed last week’s episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes.
 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Matt Hawkins’ Twitter: @topcowmatt
Top Cow’s Twitter: @TopCow
Top Cow’s website: www.topcow.com
 
Andres Salazar’s Twitter: @andysalazar
Andres Salazar’s website: decadebrothers.com
 
Christian Beranek’s Twitter: @beranek
Christian Beranek’s Tumblr: christianberanek.tumblr.com
Validation Comic’s website: www.validationcomic.com