Author Archive for Paul

ORBITAL READING LISTS: SPIDER-MAN – PART 2

Welcome back to our latest Orbital Reading List! In celebration of Spider-Man: Homecoming slinging it’s way into cinemas we’re taking a deep-dive into NYC’s favourite wall-crawler. This segment concentrates on the later incarnations, namely Miles Morales, The Ultimate Spider-Man. Onwards,…

QUICK CUTS: WONDER WOMAN

Hello and welcome to another Quick Cuts with Orbital Comics, London’s Eisner Award-winning store! This time around, we’re focusing on Wonder Woman. With the movie now showing at the  The Cineworld Imax in Leicester Square, we thought we’d give you…

ORBITAL QUICK CUTS: IRON FIST

Welcome to our second ‘Quick Cuts’! With the new Iron Fist series available now on Netflix, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best stories around starring the Protector of K’un Lun. THE FURY OF IRON FIST…

ORBITAL QUICK CUTS: WOLVERINE

Welcome to the very first Orbital Quick Cuts! This is an occasional series, designed to help you with a few suggestions if you want to delve into a particular character. Less in-depth than our Reading Lists, these are ideal if…

ORBITAL READING LISTS: BATMAN – PART 3

Welcome back to our extensive Batman chronology and reading list! These storylines, in my opinion, include some of the best Bat-books to grace our shelves and feature some the best creators in modern comics. So without further ado…   BATMAN: DEATH…

SPOTLIGHT ON: ALAN MOORE

  When you think of ‘Graphic Novels’, we’re willing to bet that even if you only have a passing knowledge of what that term means, the first name you think of is Alan Moore. There are few writers whose names…

ORBITAL READING LISTS: BATMAN – PART 2

Welcome back to our reading list for Batman trade paperbacks. As before, we’re breaking this down by storyline, in chronological order. What’s interesting about this period is the sheer amount of titles with which Batman story-lines crossed over. If a…

SPOTLIGHT ON: THE JOKER

There is no more indelible and iconic villain in the history of comics than the crown prince of crime. Making his first appearance in Batman No.1 in April 1940, the Joker was originally meant to be killed-off. But editorial intervention…

SPOTLIGHT ON: HARLEY QUINN

Harleen Francis Quinzel, or Dr. Quinzel to you, first made her appearance in an episode of the Batman Animated Series. Harley has made a name for herself originally as the Joker’s squeeze (seduced by the clown prince of crime when…

SPOTLIGHT ON: THE SUICIDE SQUAD

Although many of you may have only become familiar with the Suicide Squad in recent months, they have been a fixture in the DCU since 1959, where they appeared in the Brave and The Bold. Though their core membership has…