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.

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.

In a very special London event, Steve Rude will be conducting a life-drawing class and demonstration here at Orbital Comics on Wednesday, July 16 from 7.30pm. These tickets *will* sell out fast, so if you’re planning to come then buy them now … Don’t miss the opportunity to learn directly from The Dude and see him in action during this rare London stop-over! Book your ticket here.


This week, we reactivate our tastebuds with Chew/Revival, take root with Trees #1, make an appointment with Doctor Spektor #1, take a peek under the hood with C.O.W.L. #1, and escape Bat Country with Deadly Class #5.Next, Robin has a chat with Fred Van Lente & Crystal Skillman about their Kickstarter campaign for their play King Kirby, discussing the origins of the project, how they cast the role of Kirby, and the process of writing for stage rather than page. Finally, we take a look at two recent OGN’s from the Big Two; Spider-Man: Family Business from Marvel, and Black Canary/Zatanna: Bloodspell from DC, discussing whether they succeed as stand alone stories, and the place of the Original Graphic Novel in mainstream comics publishing.

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

STAFF PICKS – WEEK OF 04/06/2014

Thomas’ Pick: Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster! #4 of 5 / Mike Mignola/John Arcudi (w), Tonci Zonjic (a), Dave Stewart (C) / Dark Horse Comics

Chris’ Pick: Nailbiter #2 / Joshua Williamson (w), Mike Henderson (a) / Image Comics

Ryan’s Pick: Madame Frankenstein #2 / Jamie S. Rich (w), Megan Levens (a) / Image Comics

Adam’s Pick: Punisher MAX Omnibus / Jason Aaron (w), Steve Dillon (a) / Marvel Comics

Camila’s Pick: Cat Person / Seo Kim (w / a) / Koyama Press

Read More Here

NEW COMICS – WEEK OF 11/06/2014

Dark Horse
Abe Sapien #13
Blackout #3
Edgar Allen Poe Morella Murders Rue Morgue One Shot
Star Wars #18 2013 Ongoing
X #14

DC Comics
Astro City #13
Batgirl #32
Batman Eternal #10
Birds Of Prey #32
Coffin Hill #8
Constantine #15
Detective Comics #32
Detective Comics #32 Combo Pack
FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #11
Green Lantern Corps #32 (Uprising)
Infinity Man And The Forever People #1
Justice League United #2
Justice League United #2 Combo Pack
Larfleeze #11
New 52 Futures End #6 (Weekly)
Royals Masters Of War #5
Scooby Doo Where Are You #46
Smallville Season 11 Lantern #3
Superboy #32
Superman Wonder Woman #9 (Doomed)
Superman Wonder Woman #9 Combo Pack (Doomed)
Worlds Finest #24

Crow Pestilence #4
Godzilla Idw Era
Haunted Horror #11
Rocky & Bullwinkle #4
Rogue Trooper Classics #2
Sinister Dexter #7
Star Mage #3
Star Trek Ongoing #34
TMNT 30th Anniversary Special 2nd Ptg
Transformers Robots In Disguise #30 Dawn O/T Autobots
Wraith Welcome To Christmasland #7

Manifest Destiny #7
Real Heroes #3
Red City #1
Revenge #4
Shutter #3
Starlight #4
Tales Of Honor #3
Thats Because Youre A Robot One Shot
Walking Dead #127 2nd Ptg
Walking Dead #128
Wildfire #1

All New Invaders #6 Sin
All New Ultimates #3
All New X-Men #28
Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 Anmn
Avengers Undercover #5 Anmn
Captain Marvel #4
Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #2
Deadpool #30 Sin
Figment #1
Guardians Of Galaxy #14 2nd Ptg Bradshaw Var Anmn
Hulk #2 2nd Ptg Opena Var Anmn
Hulk #4
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #9 Syu
Mighty Avengers #11 Sin
Ms Marvel #1 4th Ptg Pichelli Var Anmn
New Avengers #19 Anmn
Nightcrawler #1 2nd Ptg Samnee Var Anmn
Nightcrawler #3
Original Sins #1
Savage Wolverine #20
Secret Avengers #4 Anmn
She-Hulk #5
Uncanny X-Men Special #1
United States Of Murder Inc #2
Wolverine #8

2000 Ad Prog #1884
2000 Ad Prog #1885
Afterlife With Archie #5 Pepoy Var Cvr
Archer & Armstrong #21
Archie Double Digest #251
Armor Hunters #1 (Ah)
Armor Hunters #1 Chrom (Ah)
Ash & The Army Of Darkness #8
Bee And Puppycat #2
Blood Queen #1
Bloodshot & Hard Corps #23
Bravest Warriors 2014 Impossibear Special #1
Chaos #1 Campbell B&W 2nd Ptg
Crossed Badlands #55
Dead Letters #3
Dicks End Of Time #1
Empty Man #1
Gft Robyn Hood Legend #4
Gft Warlord Of Oz #2
God Is Dead #14
Knights Of The Dinner Table #208
Legenderry A Steampunk Adv #4
Lumberjanes #1 (2nd Ptg)
Lumberjanes #3
Magnus Robot Fighter #1 Malaga 2nd Ptg
Magnus Robot Fighter #2 Hardman 2nd Ptg
Magnus Robot Fighter #3 Hardman 2nd Ptg
Mercy Sparx #5
Pathfinder City Secrets #2
Returning #4
San Hannibal #2
School Bites Night Classes Pt 1 Just Desserts
Sheena #2
Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Lives #4
Sixth Gun #41
Sonic The Hedgehog #261
Sons Of Anarchy #10
Spongebob Comics #33
Uber #14
Wasteland #55
World Of Archie Double Digest #40
Wwe Superstars Ongoing #5

Dc Superhero Chess Fig Coll Mag #62 Killer Frost
Juxtapoz #162 Jul 2014
Marvel Fact File #66
Marvel GN Coll Vol 65 Captain America Secret Empire

Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
Archer & Armstrong TP Vol 05 Mission Improbable
Avengers TP Legacy Of Thanos
Avengers TP Vol 03 Prelude To Infinity
Baltimore HC Vol 04 Chapel Of Bones
Bar Maid TP Vol 01
Chicacabra TP
Creepy Archives HC Vol 19
Crime Does Not Pay City Of Roses HC
Crossed HC Vol 09
Crossed TP Vol 09
DMZ Deluxe Edition HC Book 02
Eve True Stories HC
Ghosted TP Vol 02
Green Lantern Corps TP Vol 03 Willpower (N52)
Invaders Classic TP Complete Collection Vol 01
JLA TP Vol 05 $24.99
Legends Dark Knight 100 Page Super Spectacular #3
Liquid City GN Vol 03
Michael Avon Oemings Victories TP Vol 03 Posthuman
MMW Captain Marvel HC Vol 05
Mostly Wordless HC
Night Of Living Deadpool TP
Peanuts Beagle Landed Charlie Brown Original GN
Popeye Classics HC Vol 04
Red Hood And The Outlaws TP Vol 04 (N52)
Savage Brothers Deluxe Ed TP
Shoot First TP
Spain & Morocco HC
Star Wars Legacy Ii TP Vol 02 Outcasts Broken Ring
Stitched TP Vol 03
Thor God Of Thunder TP Vol 02 Godbomb
Transformers Dark Cybertron TP Vol 02
Two Past Midnight TP
Whispers TP
Worlds Finest TP Vol 03 Control Issues (N52)

Dance In Vampire Bund Memories Of Sledge Hammer GN
Mayo Chicki GN Vol 05
New Lone Wolf And Cub TP Vol 01
Showa History Of Japan TP Vol 02 1939-1944
Witch Buster TP Vol 05 Books 9 & 10
Wonder Momo Battle Idol HC Vol 01

Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 By Ross Poster
Oz Omnibus By Young Poster
Savage Hulk By Ross Poster

Batman 52 Logo T/S
Deadpool Stripe Pool Blk T/S
Harley Quinn Loves By Conner T/S
X-Men Dominion Silver T/S

Guardians O/T Galaxy Af 2-Pack Asst

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