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Orbital Comics of London Launches 'Old Comics Day'

Orbital Comics of London Launches #OldComicsDay

Much of the discussion at Thought Bubble in Harrogate this weekend revolved around Orbital Comics’ decision to a) stop selling new comic books from Diamond Comic Distributors and b) for online store Comic Toolbox to take on the task of providing new comics for Orbital Comics’ pull list subscribers (but that’s all) from within Orbital […]

Formr Online-Store, Comic Toolbox, Will Sell New Comics Out of Orbital

Online Store, Comic Toolbox, Moves Into Orbital to Sell New Comics

Looks like someone blinked. Just before the Thought Bubble opening party kicks off two hundred miles north of London, Bleeding Cool gets the word that a new comic book store will be opening out of an existing one. Earlier this week, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Orbital Comics of London had announced it would […]

Orbital Comics Owner Teases Something For 02 02 2020

Orbital Comics’ Owner Teases Something New For 02 02 2020

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran the news that Orbital Comics of London was to stop selling new comic books, ordered from Diamond Comic Distributors. The store is still very much in business (as I confirmed when I popped in this afternoon) but it is going to become something different. What, I don’t yet know. But owner […]

Orbital Comics of London to Stop Selling New Weekly Comics

Orbital Comics of London to Stop Selling New Weekly Comics

Orbital Comics has, over the last twenty years, become my comic store of choice in central London. Smack bang next to Leicester Square tube station, and the Arts Theatre, they transformed the old photography studio into a store and gallery space. It gets great footfall, not least from being right next to the real-life position […]

Samurai Slasher: Late Fees

Samurai Slasher Returns With Special Limited Edition Orbital Comics Launch

Mike Garley et al.’s Samurai Slasher has been around the UK indie comics scene for a while. It feels sometimes you can’t go a single show here in the UK without seeing Samurai Slasher, Garley and many of the artists and collaborators who have helped him bring his vision of classic 80s shock horror to […]

#OrbitalComicsWorldTour2015 – The Road To SDCC!

By Chris Thompson The Orbital Comics World Tour begins here! Along the aerial pathway that leads to San Diego, adventure is to be had at every turn, and many fantastic characters to be met along the way. Join Orbital Comics staff members Chris Thompson, James Wilson and Liz Jordan (me) as we journey to the […]

Orbital Director’s Commentary – Mike Carey On The Unwritten!

By Chris Thompson [audio:http://popculturehound.net/podcast/ODCMikeCareyOnUnwritten.mp3] As a long-term comics fan – and events manager at Orbital Comics in central London – it’s always fun to do something more than just your average signing. Meeting a creator and having them sign your stuff is all well and good, but I really love the little things that happen […]


Orbital In Conversation: The Real/Fake Geeks Meet Chip Zdarsky!

By Chris Thompson [audio:http://popculturehound.net/podcast/OiCPodcastEpisode125.mp3] After last week’s episode with John Allison (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with Maria for another instalment of The Real/Fake Geeks – wherein we introduce Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Howard The Duck) to the wonder of Garkfunkel’s a.k.a. the UK version of Applebee’s! The three […]

Lines of London: A Sequential Drawing Class With T Pub This Week

By Olly MacNamee As part of the larger London Book and Screen Week, Orbital Comics will be hosting its first drawing class of the year with the help of T Pub’s Caspar Wjingard, Seb Antoniou and Patrick Koduah as they present their own very different interpretations of an original three-page script over the course of […]

Orbiting Around Annihilator, Prometheus, Wild’s End, Dawn/Vampirella, Copperhead And More!

[audio:http://www.orbitalcomics.com/images/blog/The-Orbiting-Pod-Episode-165.mp3] Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Orbiting Pod, the podcast of Orbital Comics in London. They say: This week, we play to the screen with Annihilator #1, dig for fire with Prometheus #1, enter the woods with Wild’s End #1, lull between twilight & first light with Dawn/Vampirella #1, ride into town with Copperhead #1, […]

Adventure Time #30 Banned In The UK – We Have The Offending Art!

Adventure Time is Boom! Studios’ best selling comic book, measuring all lines of revenue. Based on the cartoon, it’s won plenty of awards, and I came home from San Diego with plenty of copies for my girls. And me, obviously. Including Adventure Time #30. Thankfully I wasn’t stopped by Customs. Because it’s been banned in the UK […]

Regular Show, Written By A Regular Voiceover

Actors on long running shows sometimes start to get ideas above their station. They start to believe that they know the character more than the writers do, after lived in the character’s shoes for so long. Before you know it, they are saying things like “my character wouldn’t say this, “my character wouldn’t do this” […]


Niles Caulder, In Today’s Justice League, Remains A Complete Arse

From today’s Justice League, Niles Caulder, the Chief, leader of the newly relaunched and recreated Doom Patrol, established his reputation as a but of a git to Robot Man. Basically giving himself a superhero team by blackmail and threat. But is that anything new? It was Grant Morrison and Richard Case in an earlier nineties […]


Joshua Hale Fialkov’s Final Scene From Ultimate FF Is A Cut Too Far (SPOILERS)

That’s how Joshua Fialkov‘s final issue of Ultimate FF begins. A parody of Mark Millar’s Ultimates, as we meet Miles Morhames, the new Ultimate Spider-Ham, currently visiting the Ultimate Universe.And if you think this comic opens in a mad fashion, just wait and see how it ends. (Although… what does the A stand for, in […]

Swipe File: New Avengers #21 And Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

From today’s New Avengers #21 with the Superman analogue from an incursing Earth, meeting his fate from Doctor Strange going all magicky apeshit… And when Superman was hit by nuclear force in The Dark Knight Returns. In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be […]

Orbiting Around Ghost Rider, Ms. Marvel, Superman, Outcast, And More

[audio:http://www.orbitalcomics.com/images/blog/orbital-podcast157.mp3] Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Orbiting Pod, the podcast of Orbital Comics in London. They say: Welcome to Episode 157 of The Orbiting Pod! This week, we rev up with Ghost Rider #4, shape up with Ms. Marvel #5, follow the doctor’s orders with New Avengers Annual, question solitude with Superman #32, get possessive […]

When Joss Whedon Comes To Your Comic Store

Liz Jordan works at Orbital Comics. I like Liz, she’s funny, friendly and she geeks out at the tiniest mention of comics and comics-related media. And anything Thor related is guaranteed to get her enthusing in a most engaging way. She really is a great comic store clerk and her enthusiasm is incredibly catchy. So, […]