Welcome to the Orbital News Digest! Here are the latest NEWS and EVENTS from Orbital Comics, links to interesting things we found this week, and a full list of THIS WEEK’S NEW COMICS (at the bottom).


A metafictional collection of facsimile ephemera tracing the influence of the dark arts on pop culture. Until May 30th.

With seven successful volumes and their upcoming debut on comiXology, Aces Weekly are coming to Orbital for their first ever in-store signing with David Lloyd, David Hine & friends from 5pm.

Legendary Crow creator James O’Barr and Marvel Comics legend Michael Golden join forces with writer/editor/colorist Renee Witterstaetter for a rare signing from 5pm.

Come celebrate with us the launch of Rachael Smith‘s debut graphic novel Launch Party! House Party is about three lost 20-somethings feeling disillusioned after being shoved into the real world since feeling like superstars at university. In an attempt to get their carefree composure and happiness back they throw a massive house party, just like they used to. Instead of reconnecting them with their younger selves, however, things go a little differently and the three of them must decide how to move forward in lives that none of them really asked for.


Welcome to a very special episode of the Orbiting Pod! This week, we throw everything into the pot (pod?) as Adam, Chris, Robin & a host of special guests, bring you our 150th Episode Live Spectacular! Along with the regular reviews you all know and love, we are delighted to bring you some very special interviews, musical performances, Q&A’s and even a Batman beat poem! So, hasten not True Believers: Check out our live special now!

You can listen to it here or subscribe to the podcast on itunes.

STAFF PICKS – WEEK OF 07/05/2014

Adam’s Pick – Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 / Brian Michael Bendis (w), David Marquez (a) / Marvel Comics

Ryan’s Pick – The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952 Vol. 1 Paperback Edition / Charles M. Schulz (w/a) / Fantagraphics

Liz’s Pick – Original Sin #1 / Jason Aaron (w), Mike Deodato (a) / Marvel

Thomas’ Pick – Locke and Key Artist’s Edition Portfolio / Gabriel Rodriguez (a) / IDW

Chris’ Pick – Burn The Orphanage: Reign of Terror #1 / Sina Grace/Daniel Freedman (w), Sina Grace (a) / Image Comics

Taylor’s Pick – The Woods #1 / James Tynion IV (w) Michael Dialynas (a) Josan Gonzalez (c) / BOOM! Studios

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It’s good to break your own rules every now and again. If you haven’t already seen this Constantine trailer, hopefully when you have, you’ll understand NTK breaking it’s “we’re about comics, not movies/TV/videogames” rule. Along the lines of moving pictures drawing attention to comics, the upcoming TMNT movie looks and sounds like a turkey, but a plus is it’s throwing light on TMNT history. For a more niche half-shell hero, check out Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s The Shadow Hero. Classic thrills and encoded themes all in one! And the most interesting thing about the recent Spider-Man movie? Deciding whether it’s a hit or a flop (though this article on Gwen Stacy’s death is eye-opening).

This is just one of those interesting confluences, as The Beat revisited the Kirkman/Bendis fracas from a few years ago, and Danny Djeljosevic talks setting up online in the NOW. Which nicely segues into a larger than usual “aren’t Study Group amazing?” link for this week, as they’re going Pro with a couple new hires, and going BIG with cool comics titled Land of Possibilities and The Age of Play. Both rock. But if they just aren’t paper-y enough for you, here’s proof that Matt Kindt feels you, brah.

Been to the library recently? Or did you make it to TCAF?

This conversation is still going. As it should be. Supplementary reading includes Kleefeld on -isms and historical context, and io9 on why we care what super-ladies wear.

If that was all a mite heavy, here’s a Bill Sienkewicz gallery. And some classic (instructional) Disney. Or some Romance, RoyalBoiler style or with a sci-fi inflection. And this guy, who’s just out there. Maybe not as out there as this guy, though.

Back in the room? Good! Then set course for a second helping of Treasure Island, check out a Fabulous Five from Koyama, a resurgent Oni Press preview, and the graphic novel re-issue that oughta go on your must-read list.

We may have opened with a rule break, but try as we might, we can’t go a week without a DC dig. Nor can Bill Finger’s family. Maybe some people at DC need to read these great books on comics, and get their facts straight? To be fair though, they have given us (via CBR) this sweet top 75 allies and enemies for Bats.

Try a Brazilian.

This is the interview of the week, some process, some history, some industry perspective, an interesting creator life, and a damn fine graphic novel to hang it all off. Seriously.

And when life gets you down, just remember, even Snoopy had worries.

NEW COMICS – WEEK OF 07/05/2014

Dark Horse
Abe Sapien #12
Hellboy In Hell #6
Jack Kraken One Shot
Star Wars #17 2013 Ongoing
Terminator Enemy Of My Enemy #3
X #13

DC Comics
Action Comics #31 (Doomed)
Astro City #12
Batgirl #31
Batman Eternal #6
Constantine #14
Fables #140
Fbp Federal Bureau Of Physics #10
Green Lantern Corps #31 (Uprising)
Justice League United #1
Justice League United #1 Combo Pack
New 52 Futures End #2
Royals Masters Of War #4
Scooby Doo Where Are You #45
Smallville Season 11 Lantern #2
Superboy #31
Superman Doomed #1 (N52)
Superman Wonder Woman #8 (Doomed)
Superman Wonder Woman #8 Combo Pack (Doomed)
Worlds Finest #23

24 #1 2nd Ptg
Gi Joe A Real American Hero #202
Jack Kirby New Gods Artist Ed Hc
Judge Dredd #19
Kill Shakespeare 100 Penny Press Ed
Locke & Key Head Games 100 Penny Press Ed #1
Mars Attacks First Born #1
Rogue Trooper Classics #1
Star Trek New Visions #1 Mirror Cracked
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #29 Dawn O/T Autobots
Weird Love #1
Wraith Welcome To Christmasland #6

Bounce #12
Field #2
Krampus #5
Manifest Destiny #6 2nd Ptg
Mice Templar Iv Legend #10
Minimum Wage #5
Shutter #1 2nd Ptg
Shutter #2
Starlight #3
Stray Bullets The Killers #3
Tales From The Con Year One
Think Tank Fun With Ptsd #1
Walking Dead #127

All New Ghost Rider #3 Anmn
All New Ultimates #2
All New X-Men #27
Avengers #29 Sin
Avengers Undercover #4
Captain America #20
Captain Marvel #3
Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #1 Anmn
Deadpool #28
Deadpool Vs Carnage #1 2nd Ptg Fabry Var
Fantastic Four #4
Iron Man #25
Loki Agent Of Asgard #3 2nd Ptg Frison Var Anmn
MaGNeto #2 2nd Ptg Samnee Var Anmn
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #8 Syu
Moon Knight #2 2nd Ptg Shalvey Var Anmn
New Avengers #18 Anmn
Nightcrawler #2 Anmn
Secret Avengers #3 Anmn
United States Of Murder Inc #1
Wolverine #6
X-Force #5

2000 Ad Prog #1881 £2.45
Afterlife With Archie #5
Archie #655
Ash & The Army Of Darkness #7
Auteur #3
Bad Dreams #2
Bee And Puppycat #1
Bloodshot & Hard Corps #22
Clive Barker Next Testament #9
Cryptozoic Man #2 2nd Ptg
Cryptozoic Man #3 2nd Ptg
Deceivers #5
Fubar Better Red Than Dead One Shot
Gft Annual 2014 (Aofd)
Gft Dark One Age Of Darkness
Gft Robyn Hood Legend #3
Gravel Combat Magician #4
Haunted #2
Kevin Keller #13
Kings Watch #1 2nd Ptg
Life With Archie #35
Lumberjanes #2
Miss Fury #11
Phoenix Comic #118 £2.99
Phoenix Comic #120 £2.99
Phoenix Comic #121 £2.99
Quantum & Woody #10
Returning #3
San Hannibal #1 (Of 5)
Shadow #25
Sonic The Hedgehog #259
Sonic Universe #63
Sons Of Anarchy #9
Spongebob Comics #32
Uber #13
Ursa Minor Ongoing #3
Wasteland #54

Alter Ego #125
Juxtapoz #161 Jun 2014
Marvel Chess Fig Coll Mag #10 Luke Cage
Marvel Fact File #61
Marvel Fact File #62
Marvel GN Coll Vol 63 Siege HC
Marvel Mightiest Heroes Vol 10 X-Men HC

Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Absolute Superman Batman HC Vol 02
Age Of Ultron Companion TP
Amazing Spider-Man TP Peter Parker One And Only
Amy Devlin Mystery HC Vol 03 Lost And Found
Aquaman HC Vol 04 Death Of A King (N52)
Aquaman TP Vol 03 Throne Of Atlantis (N52)
Archer & Armstrong Dlx HC Vol 01
Arrow TP Vol 02
Authority TP Vol 01
Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight TP Vol 02
Coffin Hill TP Vol 01 Forest Of The Night
Courtney Crumrin Spec Ed HC Vol 05
Dc Comics Presents The Demon Driven Out #1
God Is Dead TP Vol 01
Hellboy In Hell TP Vol 01 Descent
Herobear And Kid TP Vol 01 Inheritance
Hulk By Jeph Loeb TP Complete Collection Vol 02
Iron Man Prem HC Vol 04 Iron Metropolitan
JSA Omnibus HC Vol 01
Judge Dredd (IDW) TP Vol 04
Judge Dredd Classics HC Vol 01 Apocalypse War
Manifest Destiny TP Vol 01
Marvel Knights X-Men TP Haunted
MMW Daredevil HC Vol 08
Power Lunch HC Vol 02
Red Star Treasury Ed
Rust HC Vol 03 Death Of Rocket Boy
She-Hulk By Slott TP Vol 02 Complete Collection
Smurfs GN Vol 17 Lazy Smurf
Sonic The Hedgehog Archives TP Vol 02 New Ptg
Spectre TP Vol 01 Crimes And Judgements
TMNT Classics TP Vol 08
Transformers Kre O Character Encyclopedia W/ Figure Hc
Transformers Regeneration One TP Vol 04
Twelve TP Complete Series

Blade Of The Immortal TP Vol 29 Beyond Good & Evil
Fairy Tail Vol 38
Fate Complete Material Sc Vol 01 Art Material
Monster Soul Vol 01
Samurai Executioner Omnibus TP Vol 01
Seven Deadly Sins Vol 02
Sherlock Bones Vol 05
Spice And Wolf: The Novel Vol 11
Sword Art Online 1 (Novel): Aincrad
Toradora GNVol 06

Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 By Ross Poster
Deadpool Wedding By Koblish Poster
X-Men Marvel 75th Anniv By Ross Poster

Futurama Mini Fig Ser 02
Marvel Mini Labbit Ser 02