Orbital’s favourite books in 2017

Will’s Favourites

33 Year Wait London 2050 by Korinna Mei and Alfie Garland
Am I Still Tripping?Star Seeds by Charles Glaubitz (Fantagraphics)
Give me MORE Blank Canvas by Weili Wonka
Just People Talking I Love This Part Director’s Commentary
I ♥ Rich TommasoSpy Seal by Rich Tommaso (Image)
King ExhibitionKirby Consciousness
Best Lips Out of Orbit by Tom Meddings
Nap of the Year History of Dream Recorders by Sein Hong
Con of ConsTCAF 2017
Crawl Space is Amazing Too!They Live in Me by Jesse Jacobs (Hollow Press)
Sauciest My Pretty Vampire by Katie Skelly (Fantagraphics)
Yummiest Debris Space Trash by Lydia Butz
Don’t Put this in a Volcano or the Trash Volcano Trash by Ben Sears (Koyama)
Gronchiest Giger Aliens: Dead Orbit by James Stokoe (Dark Horse)
Hotter than an Oven House of Women by Sophie Goldstein (Fantagraphics)
Most Dribble InducingDalston Monsterz by Dilraj Mann (Nobrow)
Natural 20 Magical Character Rabbit by Kinoko Evans (Study Group)
Summer Reading Home Time by Campbell Whyte (Top Shelf)
Sexiest DreamsWrecked Hearts by Mathilde Kitteh and Luca Oliveri (Peow!)
Smelliest Book Smell of Starving Boys by Loo Hui Phang and Frederik Peeters (Self Made Hero)
Very Comfortably Happy Uncomfortably Happily by Yeon-Sik Hong (Drawn & Quarterly)
Favourite SeizureMis(h)adra by Iasmin Omar Ata (Gallery 13)
Round and RoundSpinning by Tillie Walden (Self Made Hero)

Karl’s Favourites

Best Single Issue: Star Wars Droids Unplugged by Chris Eliopoulos (Marvel Comics)
Best Collection: Good News Bible by Shaky Kane (Breakdown Press)
Best Small Press: A Tunnel to Another Place by Apolo Cacho (2D Cloud)
Best Exhibition: Kirby Consciousness Exhibition at the Orbital Gallery
Best Anthology: Heavy Metal # 286 by Various (Heavy Metal Media)
Best Comics Event: 2000 AD 40th Anniversary Extravaganza (Rebellion Studios)
Best Ongoing Series: Mister Miracle by Tom King & Mitch Gerads (DC Comics)
Best Book in which I Appear: Kirby 100 (TwoMorrows Publishing)

Camila’s Favourites

Cat Book of the year: Plum Crazy by Hoshino Natsumi (Seven Seas)
Will be recommending to everyone I know: Graphic Science by Darryl Cunningham (Myriad Editions)
One of the best autobio books of all-time: Everything is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized Books)
Well worth waiting a whole year for a new issue of: King Cat Comix by John Porcellino (Spit and a Half)
Happy Birthday to: Koyama Press, who celebrated 10 years of awesome comics this year
Coolest collection of short comics: Be Your Own Backing Band by Liz Prince (Silver Sprocket)
Finally made it to, and absolutely loved: TCAF
Cosmic comics for the ears: KSDS / Krunchbubble split 7″ single

Ryan’s Favourites

In Honour of the King: Kirby: King of Comics by Mark Evanier (Abrams ComicArts)
Because Sean Murphy’s awesome: Batman: White Knight by Sean Murphy (DC Comics)
Made me laugh my butt off: Shirtless Bear Fighter by Jody Leheup, Sebastian Girner and Nil Vendrell (Image Comics)
The end of an era: Invincible: End Of All Things by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley (Image Comics)
Most relatable, adorable and fun read: Our Super American Adventure by Sarah Graley (Shiny Sword Press)
Coolest creative team: Captain America #695 by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee (Marvel Comics)
Best writer, like, hands down: Tom King (Mister Miracle / Batman)
Scary good: B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know by Mike Mignola, Scott Allie and Laurence Campbell (Dark Horse)
Coolest magazine: Back Issue #99 (TwoMorrows Publishing)
Shameless self promotion: Forged #1 by Michael Eckett and Ryan Jenkyns

Paul’s Favourites

You Were Right Tom, That Was Good!: Astro City #42
We All Know You’re Gotham’s White Knight: Batman – White Knight
This Again??!: Papergirls
One Day Your Prince Will Come: Batman – Dark Prince Charming Book 1
Well That Brought A Tear To My Eye: Batman Rebirth Annual #2
You Can Stand Under My Umbrella: Riri Williams, Iron Heart, From The Invincible Iron Man
Where’s My Movie?: Miles Morales, The Spider-Man
Sounds Like You Had A Pretty Intimate Relationship With This Hammer: Thor – Raganarok
We Don’t Just Pod, We Pop-Up: Justice League Pop-Up Shop, Cineworld Imax Leicester Square
Shut Up, Liz!: The Defenders Podcast
Putting The Band Back Together: The Launch Of Young Animal And The Re-Launch Of Shade, Doom Patrol, Cave Carson & Forager And The Birth Of Mother Panic
God Bless The Youth Of America: Superman – American Alien Softcover
Just Stick Your John Hancock On That, Would Ya Mate: Sean G. Murphy Signing

Thomas’ Favourites

Favourite Single Issue: Astro City #42, The Deep Blue Sea
Favourite Maxi-Series: Mister Miracle
Best Announcement of the year: DC​​ reprinting Rachel Pollack’s Doom Patrol
Worst Announcement of the year: Cancellation of Rachel Pollack’s Doom Patrol
Favourite WTF series: Dastardly and Muttley
Best Creative Win: Cougar and Cub
Favourite Publisher: IDW’s Eurocomics
Favourite Self Published Comic: Martok by Daniel Warren Johnson
Best Enemy of the Wallet: Akira: 35th Anniversary Box Set
Best Comics Related Biography: Last Girl Standing by Trina Robbins
Favourite Gallery Show: Kirby Consciousness
Best Omnibus: The Silver Age Doom Patrol

Julia’s Favourites

The most “So cute I could die:” The girl from the other side by NAGABE.
Favourite gender role breaker: Revolutionary Girl Utena by Chiho Saito.
The “It’s so pretty I failed at not picking every variant cover”: Batman: White Knight by Sean Murphy.
The one that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside: She and her cat by Makoto Shinkai and Tsubasa Yamaguchi.
Favourite “I’m ok with brawny-blood-thirsty-demons”: Devilman G (Grimoire) by Takato Rui.
Favourite ”I said I wasn’t going to cry”: P.O.S: Piece of Sh*t by Pierre Paquet and Jesus Alonso.
The most “I can certainly relate to that”: Portugal by Cyril Pedrosa.
New Favourite depressing book: Mister Miracle by Tom King and Mitch Gerads.
“NOT THE DRAWING HAND!”: Extremity by Daniel Warren Johnson.
And like, “THE-BEST-THING-EVER”: Shirtless Bear-Fighter by Jody Leheup, Sebastian Girner, Nill Vendrell and Mike Spicer.

Joe’s Favourites

Best Beginning: Aliens: Dead Orbit
Best Ending: Silver Surfer
Best Superhero: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Best Continuing: Giant Days
Best Collection: Mister Miracle by Jack Kirby
Best Writer: Mark Russell
Best Artist: Mike Allred
Best Chief: Sorry
Best Small Press: Xander’s Dad is an Evil Scientist
Best Exhibition: Kirby Conciousness
Best Ever: Southern Bastards
Worst Ever: Me

Adam’s Favourites

Best Ongoing Series: Kill or Be Killed by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (Image Comics)
Best Limited Series: Mister Miracle by Tom King & Mitch Gerads (DC Comics)
Best One-Shot & Absolutely Crucial Reading: Your Black Friend by Ben Passmore (Silver Sprocket)
Best Trade Collection: DC Golden Age reprints, covers by Michael Cho
Best FilmWonder Woman by Patty Jenkins (Warner Bros.)
Favourite Exhibition: Beyond Redlands, Vanesa Del Rey
Most Significant Piece of Comics Journalism: At DC Comics, An Editor Rose Through the Ranks Even After Being Accused of Sexual Harassment by Jessica Testa, Tyler Kingkade & Jay Edidin (BuzzFeed)
Meet Yr Heroes: Shelly Bond & Annie Nocenti
Life & Comics Career Highlight: Serving as both Eisner judge and panellist at San Diego Comic-Con

Liz’s Favourites

Best Single Issue: The Mighty Thor #700 (Marvel Comics)
Best Maxi-Series: Mister Miracle (DC Comics)
Best OGN: P.O.S by Pierre Paquet and Jesus Alonso (Lion Forge)
Back In Print: New Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis (Marvel Comics)
Exciting New Imprint: Black Crown (IDW)
Creative Team: Donny Cates & Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
Story arc that knocked my socks off: Deadly Class Volume 5 (Image Comics)
Can it, Paul!: The Defenders Podcast
Best excuse to reread all of the Garth Ennis Punisher: Marvel’s The Punisher (Netflix)
Film that made me weep for joy: Thor: Ragnarok (Disney)
Issue that made me weep on the pages: Batman Annual #2 (DC Comics)