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).


Orbital Comics is proud to present this very special exhibition spotlighting the work of Shaky Kane on Elephantmen & more. Come and check out the work of this legendary UK comics creator! In addition we’ll be selling an Orbital-exclusive print, which will come signed by Shaky Kane and Elephantmen creator Richard Starkings, as part of the exhibition. Quantities of the print are VERY limited, so don’t miss your chance to own this gorgeous artefact! The exhibition will run until the end of June.

Join Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine, Laurence Campbell and Ben Willsher as they hit Orbital Comics for an epic 2000AD mega-signing on June 7 from 2-4pm. The signing coincides with the release of the new Judge Dredd collection FALLOUT (which comes out later in the month) – but you can pick up a pre-release signed copy on the day. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a zarjaz event!

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.


On Episode 152 of The Orbiting Pod, we play dress up with Saga #19, splash around with Velvet #5, cross the line with Invincible #111, test the speedometer with MPH #1, discover you only live once with Elektra #2 and much more. Meanwhile, Robin got the chance to chat with Rocky O’Reilly & Tribe One of Malibu Shark Attack about their self-titled debut album, working across continents & what it’s like collaborating without ever meeting.

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

STAFF PICKS – WEEK OF 28/05/2014

Chris’ Pick: C.O.W.L. #1 / Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel (w), Rod Reis (a) / Image Comics

Ryan’s Pick: Black Science: Vol 1 / Rick Remender (w), Matteo Scalera & Dean White (a) / Image Comics

Thomas’ Pick: Devil Dinosaur / Jack Kirby / Marvel Comics

Taylor’s Pick: Ordinary #1 / Rob Williams (w), D’Israeli (a) / Titan Books

Camila’s Pick: Petty Theft / Pascal Girard (w / a) / Drawn & Quarterly

Read More Here


Hey everybody! This week’s NTK will be a little lighter than most, mainly because half the week was spent wondering if Marvel was pulling a DC. The mind boggles. That wasn’t the only weird piece of news, as Alan Moore, renowned grumpy magic man of comics, suddenly went all Zuckerberg, announcing Electricomics. It’s either a digital toolkit or an app. Or an anthology. Its something, you’ll figure it out. Maybe. Of more transparent use to you is this handy, free-to-download How To Draw guide from The CCS. Simples! There’s also this Humble Bundle with some great Top Shelf titles in it, but it is polluted with pictureless books too, fair warning.

Are you fit to enter the Houses of the Holy? More importantly, who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks? Of utmost importance, Batman is a.. Time Lord?

Remember when Lenny Bruce had a cartoon (sorta)? Remember when comics used to have awkward attempts at pop culture relevance crammed into them in the form of ill-conceived, potentially offensive characters? *sigh* Still, we mustn’t fear the silly. It can’t hurt us.

And somebody put the kibosh on your favourite excuse for not reading ALL of Love and Rockets, “I just don’t have the right soundtrack”. Now you do.

Do you really have what it takes to be a Teenage Sidekick?

NEW COMICS – WEEK OF 04/06/2014

Dark Horse
Angel And Faith Season 10 #3
Ghost #4
Lobster Johnson Get Lobster #4
Michael Avon Oemings Victories #12
Robert E Howards Savage Sword #8

DC Comics
Action Comics #32 (Doomed)
Aquaman And The Others #3
Batman #31 (Zero Year)
Batman #31 Combo Pack (Zero Year)
Batman 66 Meets Green Hornet #1
Batman Eternal #9
Batwing #32
Earth 2 #24
Forever Evil #6 2nd Ptg
Green Arrow #32
Green Lantern #32 (Uprising)
Green Lantern #32 Combo Pack (Uprising)
Harley Quinn #1 4th Ptg
Harley Quinn #3 2nd Ptg
Hinterkind #8
Justice League 3000 #7
Justice League Dark #31
Looney Tunes #219
New 52 Futures End #5 (Weekly)
Red Lanterns #31
Swamp Thing #32
Tiny Titans Return To The Treehouse #1
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #20
Vampire Diaries #6
Wake #9

GI Joe A Real American Hero #203
Judge Dredd Mega City Two #5
Maxx Maxximized #8
Tmnt Ongoing #34
X-Files Art Gallery #1

68 Rule Of War #3
Burn The Orphanage Reign Of Terror #2
Clone #17
Darkness Close Your Eyes One Shot
Dream Police #2
Five Ghosts #12
Five Weapons #9
Great Pacific #15
Madame Frankenstein #2
Nailbiter #1 2nd Ptg
Nailbiter #2
One Hit Wonder #3
Rise O/T Magi #1
Sovereign #3
Spawn #244
Superannuated Man #1
Witchblade #175

All New X-Factor #9
Amazing X-Men #8
Amazing X-Men Annual #1
Avengers World #7 Anmn
Black Widow #7
Captain America #21
Cyclops #2
Iron Fist Living Weapon #3
Iron Man #27 Anmn
Loki Agent Of Asgard #5
Magneto #5
Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #2
Miracleman #7
Moon Knight #4
New Warriors #5
Original Sin #3
Painkiller Jane 22 Brides #1
Punisher #6
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #12

Adventure Time Flip Side #6
Battlestar Galactica #12
Big Trouble In Little China #1
Black Bat #11
Caliban #3
Capt Action Cat #2
Chaos #1 Davila Color Steampunk Rare Reorder
Chaos #2
Doc Savage #6
Garfield #26
Gft Godstorm Age Of Darkness (Aofd)
Gft Grimm Fairy Tales #98 (Aofd)
Ghost Wolf #2
Jim Butcher Dresden Files War Cry #1
Jirni Vol 2 #1
John Carpenters Asylum #6
New Vampirella #1
Princess Ugg #1
Quantum & Woody #11
Rai #1 2nd Ptg
Rai #2 (Vf)
Revelations #6
Rogues Vol 2 #2 Cold Ship
Simpsons Illustrated #11
Sonic Universe #64
Suicide Risk #14
Uber #10 War Crimes Cvr
Woods #2

Illustrators Magazine #7
Marvel Fact File #64
Marvel Fact File #65

Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Adventure Time Eye Candy HC Vol 01
Adventure Time Mathematical Ed HC Vol 03
Afterlife With Archie TP
Batman & Robin HC Vol 04 Requiem For Damian (N52) Batman & Robin TP Vol 03 Death Of The Family (N52)
Batman Arkham Asylum Living Hell Dlx Ed HC
Before Watchmen Minutemen Silk Spectre TP
Burne Hogarth Tarzan HC Vol 01 In The City Of Gold
Cape Horn HC
Dragon Age Library Ed HC Vol 01
Dreamworks Dragons Riders Of Berk Vol 1
Fear Agent TP Vol 03 Last Goodbye (2nd Ed)
GI Joe Origins Omnibus TP Vol 01
Hellblazer TP Vol 08 Rake At The Gates Of Hell
Indestructible Hulk Prem HC Vol 04 Humanity Bomb
Inhumanity HC
Mass Effect Foundation TP Vol 02
Morning Glories TP Vol 07
Nexus Omnibus TP Vol 05
Nova Classic TP Vol 03
Protectors Inc TP Vol 01
Punisher Max By Aaron Omnibus HC
Star Wars Omnibus Dark Times TP Vol 02
Star Wars Ongoing TP Vol 02 From Ruins Of Alderaan
Stormwatch TP Vol 02 $19.99
Stormwatch TP Vol 04 Reset (N52)
Super Ego HC
Swamp Thing TP Vol 04 Seeder (N52)
TMNT Ongoing TP Vol 08 Northampton
Toshiro TP
Uncanny Avengers TP Vol 02 Apocalypse Twins
What We Need To Know HC
Wolverine And X-Men By Jason Aaron Omnibus HC

Amazing Agent Luna Vol 10
Dengeki Daisy GN Vol 14
Kamisama Kiss GN Vol 15
Voice Over Seiyu Academy GN Vol 05

Adventure Time 2″ Figures Bb Asst Series 2
Adventure Time 3″ Figure Asst Series 2
Adventure Time 5″ Marceline AF

Marvel Heroes Twelve Up PX Char Hthr
Marvel Thanos Cosmic Cube Purple T/S

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