Staff Picks

Staff Picks – Week of 10/04/2019

Fairlady #1 Brian Schirmer (w), Claudia Balboni (a) Image Comics Scott says: Hey, you know fantasy, right? Lord of the Rings, Jupiter’s Legacy, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie (which I’m only mentioning to remind you how bad Guy Ritchie’s King…

Staff Picks – Week of 03/04/2019

Jesusfreak HC Joe Casey (w), Benjamin Marra (a), Brad Simpson (c) Image Comics Mattia says: “This is not a religious story. If you want spiritual insight, read the Bible,” claims the two authors of the epic graphic novel, published by…

Staff Picks – Week of 27/03/2019

The Mask Omnibus TP Vol 01 John Arcudi (w), Keith Williams (a), Doug Mahnke (a/c) Dark Horse Comics Ryan says: The story sounds familiar — mild-mannered Stanley Ipkiss discovers and wears a mask of unknown origin, and is instantaneously transformed…

Staff Picks – Week of 20/03/2019

Batman #67 Tom King (w), Lee Weeks, Jorge Fornes (a) DC Comics Chief says: Blah, blah, chief picks Batman again! yeah, but what an issue it is, what an arc it’s been, what a run it’s going to be! We’re…

Staff Picks – Week of 13/03/2019

Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman Dlx Ed HC Various (w/a) DC Comics Ryan says: March marks a monumental anniversary for DC’s Dark Knight, as the “World’s Greatest Detective” turns 80! And in celebration of this epic achievement, DC Comics…

Staff Picks – Week of 06/03/2019

Amazing Spider-Man #16 Nick Spencer (w), Ryan Ottley & Alberto Alburquerque (a) Marvel Comics Ryan says: This is a totally different issue to anything we’ve had in Spencer’s run on this series so far — a Spider-Man issue with almost…

Staff Picks – Week of 13/02/2019

Space Wolf #3 Will Powers (w/a) Self-Published Joe says: Everyone’s favourite cosmic canis is back in his third adventure thanks to the frustratingly talented Will Powers. Despite the A5 trim size, Powers’ work feels grand in scale – the world…

Staff Picks – Week of 06/02/2019

A World of Wisdom James Chapman Self-published Will says: Language can be very confusing. Learning a new one is always a challenge for me and, at least in the case of English, can make no logical sense. Regardless, etymology fascinates…

Staff picks – Week of 30/01/2019

Book Love Debbie Tung Andrews McMeel Will says: To say that Debbie Tung (author of Quiet Girl in a Noisy World) is obsessed with reading is an understatement. Early into reading Book Love, it is obviously clear Debbie loves books,…

Orbital’s Favourite Books of 2018

Karl’s Favourites Best series: Mister Miracle by Tom King and Mitch Gerads Best Collection: X Men: Grand Design by Ed Piskor (w/a) Best Exhibition in the Gallery: Arthur Ranson Retrospective Best Orbital Event: Winston Smith Pop Up Exhibition and Signings Best…

Staff Picks – Week of 28/11/18

Heroes in Crisis #3 Tom King (w), Lee Weeks, Clay Mann (a) DC Comics Chief says: Trauma has always been at the centre of Tom King’s work. Whether it’s the psychological breaking of the Bat by Bane in Batman or…

Staff Picks – Week of 21/11/18

Flavor TPB Joseph Keatinge (w), Wook Jin Clark (a) Image Chief says: This came as something of a surprise to me, a book I judged (at least at first) solely on it’s cover. But hey its a comic. How else…