The Orbiting Pod Episode 148

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Welcome to Episode 148 of The Orbiting Pod!

This week, we punch in with Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #1, ride the gamma waves with Silver Surfer #1, hack it with Lumberjanes #1, pop up with Detective Comics #30, buckle up for Flash Gordon #1, focus in on Shutter #1, slip between the cracks with Doop #1 and much more!

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The Orbiting Pod Captain America Special

photoWelcome to another special episode of The Orbiting Pod!

With the new movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier in cinemas worldwide, we’ve decided to spotlight some of Steve Rogers greatest stories from across the decades.

We kick things off with Captain America: Marvel Masterworks 3, looking at Jack Kirby’s return to the character he co-created with Joe Simon over 20 years prior, and the short run by the iconic Jim Steranko.

Next, we skip forward to that dark time that was the 90′s, and Mark Waid’s first run on the character with Ron Garney in Operation Rebirth.

Getting a bit more current, we look back at the beginning of Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting’s landmark run with the Winter Soldier storyline.

Finally, we investigate Jason Latour & Nic Klein’s short run on Bucky’s own book, with Winter Soldier: The Electric Ghost.

The Orbiting Pod Presents: An Evening With Will Simpson

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Welcome to another special episode of The Orbiting Pod.

Back in January, we were fortunate enough to host an exhibition of the art of William Simpson, current storyboard & concept artist on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

During the run of the exhibition, Will was gracious enough to give us an hour of his time, and speak to Chris about his career: how he ended up working on Thrones, working with multiple directors, crossing the line, telephone directories, fan zines, colouring books and much more.

Game of Thrones Season 4 begins This Sunday on HBO/Sky Atlantic

The Orbiting Pod Episode 147

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Welcome to Episode 147 of The Orbiting Pod!

This week, we take a hit with Stray Bullets: Killers #1, get epic with Sovereign #1, talk idols & inspiration with Captain Marvel #1 & Ms.Marvel #2, see what’s at stake with Buffy Season 10 #1, try a new career in a new town with Daredevil #1, and much much more!

Also this week, Robin got the chance to catch up with Ed Brisson, and chat about his upcoming mini series with Simon Roy, The Field, Christian Rock, working on licensed properties, and how much longer he can continue lettering.

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The Orbiting Pod Presents: The Savage Pencil Underground Comics Talk

artworkphotoWelcome to another special episode of The Orbiting Pod!

Back in January, we were very fortunate to have Savage Pencil (Edwin Pouncey) visit the store, in conjunction with the Battle of the Eyes exhibition. We are now pleased to present the talk he gave at the time, on Underground comics in America. Drawing from his own experiences with the material, he provided us with a brief history of the movement, covering the likes of Robert Crumb, Justin Green, Trina Robbins, Art Spiegelman, and much more.

We are also pleased to present this episode as an enhanced podcast: this means that if you play it through iTunes, Quicktime, or on your mobile device, the artwork should change to correspond with the slides used on the night!

Selected readings for this talk come from the following sources:

 

Patrick Rosenkranz

Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 (Fantagraphics, 2008)

 

Clay Geerdes

“Underground comics become an industry” from Eric Fromm’s Comics And Stories List, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1973)

 

Dan Nadel/Glenn Bray (editors)

So That’s Where Demented Wented: The Comics And Art Of Rory Hayes (Picture Box, 2008)

 

M. Steven Fox

Comix Joint

www.comixjoint.com

 

The Orbiting Pod Episode 146

146photoWelcome to Episode 146!

This week, we go even deeper Moon Knight #1, take vengence with Magneto #1, frame the shot with The Auteur #1, swash buckles with Starlight #1, get uncovered with Veil #1, and much more!

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The Orbiting Pod Presents: An Interview With Ryan K Lindsay

rklphotoWelcome to a special episode of The Orbiting Pod!

With the release of Headspace #1 from Monkeybrain last week, Robin chatted to writer Ryan K Lindsay (Fatherhood, The Devil in the Details) about the genesis of the book, how it came to be published by Monkeybrain, why the theme of fatherhood interests him, and writing My Little Pony.

You can find Ryan on twitter, with the first issue of Headspace available now at Comixology.

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The Orbiting Pod Episode 145

photoWelcome to Episode 145 of The Orbiting Pod!

This week, we get hysterical with Ghostbusters #13, face off with Revenge #1, burn up with Pariah #1, get lost in Hollywood with One Hit Wonder #1, wrap up and set off with Daredevil #36 & Daredevil: Road Warrior #1, and much more!

We also had the opportunity to see a preview of the new film 300: Rise of an Empire, and give our thoughts!

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The Orbiting Pod: Batman Special

madewithOverWelcome to a very special episode of The Orbiting Pod!

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in the pages of Detective Comics #27, we took a look at the Legend of The Dark Knight over the years, shining a bat-shaped spotlight on the retelling of his origin in Batman: Year One, revisit some red letter days with The Long Halloween, see what it takes to break the bat in Knightfall, and have a look at legacy with Batman & Robin: Reborn!

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The Orbiting Pod Episode 144

144photoWelcome to Episode 144 of The Orbiting Pod!

This week, we lord it up with Royals #1, read the fine print with She-Hulk #1, go up against the numbers with The Bunker #1, strike a match, and light The Fuse #1,  and much more!