The Orbiting Pod Episode 185

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Welcome to Episode 185 of the Orbiting Pod!

Join Robin & Owen as they give a warm welcome to Orbital Comics own Joe & Will! After we get the introductions out of the way, listen as we discuss:

Wolf #1 – It leaves us howling, but in pain or pleasure?

Justice League: Gods & Monsters, Batman #1 – spinning out of the animated movie, is it heavenly, or from the pits of hell?

Cyborg #1 – The hero is upgraded to an ongoing, but is it still in beta, or ready for market?

All this, and much more!

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

Orbital In Conversation Episode 140 – with Nick & Zack Keller, Chris Emgard & more!

With Nick & Zack Keller, Chris Emgard, Man Vs. Rock, Phil Kim & Jason Lenzi …
 
After last week’s #OrbitalWorldTour2015 round-up with James, Liz & Karl (which you can still listen to here), it’s time for a jam-packed SDCC extravaganza as I sit down to chat with Nick & Zack Keller (Death Head), Chris Emgard (Mirror’s Edge: Exordium), Victor De Troy & Kevin Bieber (Man Vs. Rock), Phil Kim (Famous Monsters) and Jason Lenzi (co-founder of Bif Bang Pow!) – whew!
 
First up I spend time at the Dark Horse stand with Nick & Zack, followed by Chris; then I discover Victor & Kevin in the Small Press aisles; meet up with Phil at the Famous Monsters/American Gothic Press booth; and finish off at the Entertainment Earth booth with Jason. It’s a wonderful and varied series of talks with as much depth as we could manage in the time.
 
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 Keller’s Twitter: @NickFKeller
Zack Keller’s Twitter: @ZackKeller_
Dark Horse Comics’ website: www.darkhorse.com
 
Chris Emgard’s Twitter: @chrisemgard
Mirror’s Edge Twitter: @mirrorsedge
Mirror’s Edge website: www.mirrorsedge.com
 
Man Vs. Rock’s Twitter: @ManVsRock
Man Vs. Rock’s website: www.manvsrock.com
 
Famous Monsters’ Twitter: @fmof
Famous Monsters’ website: famousmonsters.com
 
Bif Bang Pow! Twitter: @bifbangpow
Bif Bang Pow! website: bifbangpow.com

Orbital in Conversation Episode 139 – Looking Back at SDCC 2015 with James, Liz & Karl!

Following on from last week’s chat with Skottie Young at SDCC (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with James Wilson, Liz Jordan & special guest host Karl to discuss our recent trip to San Diego Comic-Con International.
 
Karl slips into the interviewer’s chair to quiz James, Liz & I about some of the fun stories and cool things that happened along the way. We also share tips for first-time con-goers, give our impressions of the show as a whole, and relive the entirety of our #OrbitalWorldTour2015.
 
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
 
San Diego Comic-Con International’s Twitter: @comic_con
San Diego Comic-Con International’s website: www.comic-con.org

The Orbiting Pod Episode 184

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Welcome to Episode 184 of The Orbiting Pod!

This week, our glamorous hosts Adam, Owen & Robin tackle the comics of the last two weeks, including:

Island #1 – Is it a paradise, or are we just shipwrecked?

Strange Fruit #1 – Ready & ripe, or a bit rotten?

Archie #1 – The Riverdale High Bell rings for a new term, but is it in tune, or after school detention?

All this and more!

Orbital in Conversation Episode 138 – with Skottie Young at SDCC!

After last week’s Ant-Man review, plus the Traditional vs. Digital Art panel from NICE convention (which you can still listen to here), this week I’m back with the first part of my SDCC coverage as I chat in the bar at the Hilton Bayfront with the incredible Skottie Young!
 
In what has become the first of at least two parts, Skottie & I discuss his background in comics, how he broke into the industry, the path his career has taken, and how he feels about it now. The sound is a little challenging at times, but well worth it to hear us chat in this relaxed atmosphere!
 
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
 
Skottie Young’s Twitter: @skottieyoung
Skottie Young’s website: skottieyoung.com

The Orbiting Pod Episode 183

Welcome to Episode 183 of The Orbiting Pod!

This week:

Secret Wars #4 – Halfway through, are we lost in no man’s land, or fighting the good fight?

We Stand on Guard #1 – Is it a Rush, or will we be asking for our nickels back?

8House Arclight #1 – Who’s house? Graham’s House!

All this and more!

You can follow Robin, Michael & The Podcast on Twitter, be our Facebook friend, and subscribe on iTunes!

Orbital in Conversation Episode 137 – Ant-Man Review plus Traditional vs. Digital Art!

Following on from last week’s chat with Charlie Adlard (which you can listen to here), this week I’m back with an early review of the new Ant-Man film – plus the Traditional vs. Digital Art panel from last year’s NICE convention in Bedford with Adi Granov, Dave Kendall & Guillermo Ortego.
 
First up, Chad Armstrong joins me again to delve into the world of cinema with Marvel Studios‘ new Ant-Man feature film. Does it measure up to size or is it more of a shrinking violet? Find out right here.
 
Then I present the Traditional vs. Digital Art panel from last year’s NICE convention, where we talk about the artists’ differing approaches to work, how they switch between mediums, and what benefits each brings.
 
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
 
Chad Armstrong’s Twitter: @ChadLDN
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Adi Granov’s Twitter: @Adi_Granov
Adi Granov’s website: www.adigranov.net
 
Dave Kendall’s website: www.rustybaby.com
 
Guillermo Ortego’s Twitter: @willortego
Guillermo Ortego website: willortego.com

Orbital In Conversation Episode 136 – with Charlie Adlard!

After last week’s chat with Jon Schnepp & Holly Payne about their new documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (which you can still listen to here), this week I’m back with a retrospective of Charlie Adlard‘s career presented at the NICE convention in Bedford.
 
Charlie & I discuss how he first started out, the various stages his career has gone through, his desire to go creator-owned, and how The Walking Dead has changed his life since. It’s a glimpse into the life of an artist who has known success at many levels!
 
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
 
Charlie Adlard’s Twitter: @CharlieAdlard
Charlie Adlard’s website: www.charlieadlard.com

Orbital Director’s Commentary – Mike Carey on The Unwritten! [Audio]

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, Chip Zdarsky talking about Howard The Duck, and Becky Cloonan discussing her work on Gotham Academy.
 
But last month Mike Carey took to the Orbital stage for a guided tour through the oversized finale of his epic series, The Unwritten. Mike created a special slideshow of images from the book, and he went through them page-by-page – sharing stories, revealing secrets, and giving the kind of insight you couldn’t get anywhere else.
 
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!
 
Chris Thompson’s Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson’s website: popculturehound.com
 
Orbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.com
 
Mike Carey’s Twitter: @michaelcarey191
Mike Carey’s website: mikeandpeter.com
 
Curated & Conceived by Chris Thompson.
 
Shot & Edited by Robin Harman.

The Orbiting Pod Episode 182

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Ready to grin like a Cheshire Cat? Welcome back to the Dude Ranch, and Episode 182 of The Orbiting Pod!

This week, on the Adam, Michael & Robin show:

- Black Canary #1 – We’re heading to the Rock Show, but is it a Rollercoaster, or a real Anthem?
- E is For Extinction #1 – The Battleworld Carousel continues to turn, but is it just Wasting Time?
- Thors #1 – Cops of Thunder; will it leave us Enthused?

All of This, and much more!

(was that last one too Obvious?)