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.

Your Days Are Numbered magazine is taking over the Orbital Gallery from July 5 to 16, with an exhibition of original artwork and prints of work that’s been featured in the magazine as well as pieces made especially for the show from artists such as BONEFACE, Gustavo Duarte, Gilbert Hernandez, David Ziggy Greene, Michael Parkin, Shaky Kane, Tom Scioli, Lord Hurk, Julian Hanshaw, Caspar Newbolt, Ed Piskor, & SNUB. To kick things off we’ll be hosting a launch party on Friday July 4, featuring a signing with David Quantick and Shaky Kane from 6pm.

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.


On Episode 154 of The Orbiting Pod, we hitch a ride to Big Trouble in Little China #1, scale it down for Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #1, feel out of place with The Superannuated Man #1, sleep tight with Moon Knight #4, get stuck in with Batman 66 meets Green Hornet #1, pass the popcorn as we talk X-Men: Days of Future Past, and much more!

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

STAFF PICKS – WEEK OF 11/06/2014

Taylor’s Pick: Chicacabra / Tom Beland (w / a) / IDW

Joe’s Pick: She-Hulk #5 / Charles Soule (w), Ron Wimberly (a) / Marvel Comics

Liz’s Pick: Uncanny X-Men Special #1 / Sean Ryan (w), Ron Ackins (a) / Marvel Comics

Read More Here


Before you do anything else, bookmark this for Wednesday. Or if you must spoil the surprise for yourself, then go here. And keep your peepers peeled for this.

Something else to look forward to: Diversity at DC! Seriously, DC are really trying, you guys (and gals). No, really. Meanwhile Marvel make progressive history (in small steps), and Jim Rugg shows everyone how its done. It’s all a far cry from this. Fun times. While we’re waxing nostalgic, do you know Russ Heath like you oughta? And remember that time when Herbie the Love Bug’s Nazi cousin had it out with Cap?

At the risk of sounding mean, you know its a slow week when people are discussing anything Chuck Dixon wrote, but they were, with greater clarity and depth than maybe the piece deserved, while the work in question even got the New Yorker‘s attention.

Paul Pope live-action short, anyone?

If you, like us, missed ELCAF, you can still shop like you were there, even the PEOW stuff from those crazy Swedes! It would be remiss to comment on ELCAF without giving props to NoBrow, too.

Paul Gravett sees a rich August crop a’comin’, though he may not be to everyone’s taste. More generally, here are some words on singles and creator-owned comics: if it is creator-owned and you like it, pay for it.

Comics, how do you read yours?

And this week’s Tumblr recommendation: Sam Hiti.

NEW COMICS – WEEK OF 18/06/2014

Dark Horse
1 For $1 Strain #1
Axe Cop American Choppers #2
BPRD Hell On Earth #120
Brain Boy Men From Gestalt #2
BTVS Season 10 #4
Eye Of Newt #1 §
Star Wars Darth Maul Son Of Dathomir #2
Witcher #4
Witchfinder Mysteries Of Unland #1

DC Comics
Batman And Ras Al Ghul #32
Batman Eternal #11
Batwoman #32
Fables #141
Green Lantern New Guardians #32
Harley Quinn #7
Mad Magazine #528
New 52 Futures End #7 (Weekly)
Red Hood And The Outlaws #32
Sandman Overture #1 2nd Ptg
Scribblenauts Unmasked Crisis Of Imagination #6
Supergirl #32
Teen Titans Go #4
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #12
Unwritten Vol 2 Apocalypse #6
Wonder Woman #32

Charles Schulz Peanuts Artist Ed HC
Judge Dredd Mega City Two Directors Cut #1
Kill Shakespeare Mask Of Night #1
Littlest Pet Shop #2
My Little Pony Friends Forever #6
Popeye Classics Ongoing #23
Star Trek City O/T Edge Of Forever #1
Tmnt Ongoing #35
Tmnt Turtles In Time #1
V-Wars #3
Winterworld #1

Alex + Ada #7
Aphrodite Ix #11
Drumhellar #6
Fatale #23
Invincible #111 2nd Ptg
Manhattan Projects #21
Mice Templar Iv Legend #11
Minimum Wage #6
Mph #2
Savage Dragon #195
Sex Criminals #6
Wicked & Divine #1

Avengers #31 Sin
Avengers World #8 Anmn
Daredevil #4
Elektra #3
George Romeros Empire Of Dead Act One #5
Iron Man #28 Anmn
Iron Patriot #4
Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #1 2nd Ptg Marquez Var
Moon Knight #2 3rd Ptg Shalvey Var Anmn
Moon Knight #3 2nd Ptg Shalvey Var Anmn
Ms Marvel #2 3rd Ptg Mckelvie Var Anmn
Nova #18 Sin
Original Sin #4
Punisher #7
She-Hulk #1 3rd Ptg Wada Var Anmn
Silver Surfer #2 2nd Ptg Allred Var Anmn
Silver Surfer #3 Anmn
Superior Spider-Man #31 2nd Ptg Camuncoli Var Anmn
Thor God Of Thunder #23
Thunderbolts #27
Ultimate Ff #3
Uncanny X-Men #22
Wolverine And X-Men #5
X-Men #15

2000 Ad Prog #1886
2000 Ad Summer Sci-Fi Special 2014
Adventure Time #29
All New Fathom #7
All New Soulfire #5
Archie #656
Archie Funhouse Double Double Digest #6
Auteur #4
Ballistic #5
Clive Barker Next Testament #10
Doodle Jump #1
Fathom Annual #1
Gft Ascension #5
Gft Neverland Age Of Darkness #4
Gft Wonderland Age Of Darkness (Aofd)
Harbinger #24
Judge Dredd Megazine #349
Last Broadcast #2
Loki Ragnarok & Roll #4
Lone Ranger #25
Lunita #3
Magnus Robot Fighter #4
Red Sonja #10
Red Sonja Sanctuary One Shot
Simpsons Comics #212
Spongebob Comics Annual Giant Swimtacular #2
Thomas Alsop #1
Translucid #3
Twilight Zone Annual 2014
Unity #8 (Ah)
Unity #8 Chromium (Ah)
Woods #1 (2nd Ptg)

Dc Batman Auto Fig Mag #38
Marvel Chess Fig Coll Mag #12 Lizard
Marvel Fact File #67
Marvel GN Coll Vol 66 Avengers Prime HC

Graphic Novels and Collected Editions
All New X-Factor TP Vol 01 Not Brand X
Amazing X-Men TP Vol 01 Quest For Nightcrawler
Archie Swingin Sixties Daily Newspaper Comics 1963-1965 HC
Avengers Epic Collection TP Judgment Day
Avengers World TP Vol 01 Aimpire
Bad Ventures Bobo Backslack GN
Before Watchmen Comedian Rorschach TP
Before Watchmen Nite Owl Dr Manhattan TP
Benito Mambo Dlx HC
Bionic Man TP Vol 03 End Of Everything
Bloodhound TP Vol 02 Crowbar Medicine
Chronicles Of King Conan TP Vol 08 Road Empire
Clown Fatale TP
Criminal Macabre Eyes Of Frankenstein TP
Deadworld Restoration TP
Dicks TP Vol 02
Escapo HC
Fear My Dear Billy Dogma Experience HC
Galactus Devourer TP
GFT Wonderland Asylum TP
Glory Complete Saga HC
Graphic Ink The Dc Comics Art Of Frank Quitely HC
Green Lantern Lights Out HC (N52)
Larfleeze TP Vol 01 Revolt Of The Orange Lanterns (N52)
Leo Roa HC
Metabarons Genesis Castaka Dlx HC
Naughty & Nice Good Girl Art Bruce Timm Big Pkt Ed
Parker The Hunter Novel HC Illus By Darwyn Cooke
Photobooth A Biography GN
Pinocchio Vampire Slayer GN Complete Ed
Portent TP Ashes
Preacher TP Book 04
Red Sonja Omnibus TP Vol 05
Showcase Presents Great Disaster Feat The Atomic Knights TP
Starstruck Treasury Ed
Status Factory Art Of Ron English HC
Superior Spider-Man TP Vol 06 Goblin Nation
Superman Hel On Earth TP (N52)
Twilight Zone TP Vol 01
Velvet TP Vol 01 Before The Living End
Zombie Tramp Vol 2 TP

07-Ghost Vol 10
Alice I/T Country Of Hearts Love Labyrinth Of Thorns
Alice The 101st GN Vol 04
Dictatorial Grimoire GN Vol 03 Red Riding Hood
Fairy Tail Vol 39
Gangsta Vol 02
Hentai Prince And The Stony Cat GN Vol 02
High School Debut 3-In-1 Edition Vol 02
Kamisama Kiss Vol 01
Kamisama Kiss Vol 02
Megami Mar 2014
Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin Vol 06
Neo Magazine #125
Nge Shinji Ikari Raising Project TP Vol 14
No. 6 Vol 07
Otomen Vol 18
Phantom Thief Jeanne Vol 02
Pokemon Adventures Vol 22
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Adventure Vol 03
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Adventure Vol 04
Psyren Vol 16
Ranma 1/2 2-In-1 Edition Vol 02
Say I Love You Vol 02
Strobe Edge Vol 10
Xxxholic Omnibus Vol 02

Adventure Time Tops Trumps
Dc Comics Armored Wonder Woman Bishoujo Statue
Dc Comics Designer Ser 1 Capullo Batman Af
Dc Comics Designer Ser 1 Capullo Nightwing Af
Dc Comics Designer Ser 1 Capullo Riddler Af
Dc Comics Designer Ser 1 Capullo Talon Af
Marvel Comics Avengers Now Black Widow Artfx+ Statue
Sw Mara Jade Bishoujo Statue

Doctor Strange Px Navy Heather T/S
Marvel Hawkeye Because Boomerangs Blk T/S

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