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Orbital Comics In London Finally Closes
Orbital Comics was one of the three comic book shops of Central London, accompanied by Gosh Comics and Forbidden Planet round the corner It won the Spirit Of Retailers Eisner Award and for years was my comic book store of choice coming into London First emerging from the wreckage of B-Hive on Denmark Street, it[...]
How London's Orbital Comics Is Selling Robert Crumb In Lockdown
It is an art gallery, a record store and… and a coffee shop. Coffee at Orbital Comics in London. Coffee at Orbital Comics in London. Which means… that it can remain open to the public People can pick up their comic books and a coffee And their vinyl records too They also have the exclusive rights to sell[...]
SPACE - A new name for Orbital Comics in London
I also popped into Orbital Comics, now opened after shutdown, to find a very different beast indeed Not only has it changed inside, but outside as well. This is SPACE – or Orbital SPACE – the old logo preceding SPACE, to be pronounced "Orbital" and playing the role of Prince's Squiggle Inside, there is gallery space,[...]
Orbital Comics of London Reopens With a Barista and a 50% Sale
Bleeding Cool has been reporting on the changes that Orbital Comics of London, one of the three central comic book stores in London, has been going through since the end of last year, dropping Diamond Comic Distributors long before it was fashionable and changing the kind of shop it is They have introduced a pop-up[...]
Orbital Comics of London Will Be Changing Form In Ten Days Time
So I popped by Orbital Comics in London yesterday, hoping to get a glimpse of this vegan dessert late-night cafe we mentioned last week Orbital Comics has been through major changes this last year, dropping Diamond Comic Distributors, bringing in online operation Comics Toolbox to operate from within its walls and promising a big change[...]
Orbital Comics of London to Get a Late-Night Vegan Dessert Bar
Bleeding Cool has been covering the transformation of Orbital Comics, one of the three central London comic book shops, away from a store that relies on a weekly comics delivery from Diamond into… something new They still have a Wednesday 'New Comics' day courtesy of online store Comic Toolbox who have set up in Orbital on[...]
Things To Do In London If You Like Comics - December 2019
Alex Moore – Christos Kyriacou – Darja Rattik – Emma Pelling – Isabelle Cummins – Jessica Lin – Yukina Tokumoto, Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport St, London, until December 11th. Comic Creators: The Famous and the Forgotten Special exhibition explores and celebrates the world of comics – from Aly Sloper and Dennis the Menace to Finnbar[...]
Middlesex university orbital
Orbital Comics of London, midway through its transformation from one kind of comic book store to another, is currently hosting Telling Stories, the graduate art show of Middlesex University – graduates who have chosen comic book storytelling as their medium of expression for their Art Masters projects Here's a look at some of the work[...]
Orbital Comics of London Launches 'Old Comics Day'
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
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 no longer sell new comic[...]
Orbital Comics Owner Teases Something 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 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
Late Fees is also a self-contained story, so does not require you to have read any of the previous entries in the Samurai Slasher oeuvre, but I highly recommend that you do check them out. Late Fees, the 36 page comic, will be launching with a limited run of 666 copies with a spot gloss cover,[...]
#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 Big Kahuna[...]
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 in between[...]
Orbital Director's Commentary – Becky Cloonan Talks Gotham Academy (VIDEO)
By Chris Thompson As a long-term comics fan – and now events manager at Orbital Comics in central London – it's always fun to be part of something more than just the average signing Meeting your favourite creator and having them sign your stuff is all well and good, but what I really love are the[...]
Orbital In Conversation: The Real/Fake Geeks Meet Chip Zdarsky!
Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights. Chris Thompson's Twitter: @popculturehound Chris Thompson's website: popculturehound.com Maria Norris' Twitter: @MariaWNorris Orbital Comics' Twitter: @orbitalcomics Orbital Comics' website: www.orbitalcomics.com Chip Zdarsky's Twitter: @zdarsky Chip Zdarsky's Tumblr: zdarsky.tumblr.com [...]
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 the[...]
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, and much more! You[...]
So… Who Exactly Is Charles Xavier's Widow? (SPOILERS)
Now it seems the comics are grabbing a little of that back… Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics of London. currently exhibiting the work of Sally Jane Thompson. In a recent issue of All-New X-Men, we saw Moira MacTaggart giving birth to the future Charles Xavier Jr Only to reveal to the reader, that she was actually Mystique. Giving[...]
Niles Caulder, In Today's Justice League, Remains A Complete Arse
Still an arse, though, just less of one. Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics of London. currently exhibiting the work of Sally Jane Thompson.   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[...]
Joshua Hale Fialkov's Final Scene From Ultimate FF Is A Cut Too Far (SPOILERS)
Because Miles Morhames has a message for Susan Storm. That, despite Reed Richards of the Ultimate Earth being a pschyopathic genocial murderer, it is imperative for the survival of the world that Susan Storm have a child by him. Nice. So she takes the matter into her own hands. So what exactly happened? Does Harley Quinn (from earlier) have[...]
Swipe File: New Avengers #21 And Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
It was swiped from the Comic Journal who originally ran this column, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website. Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics of London. currently exhibiting the work of Sally Jane Thompson.   From today's New Avengers #21 with the Superman analogue from an incursing Earth, meeting his fate from Doctor Strange[...]
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 over Outcast #1, break[...]
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, I'm[...]
CULT Classic – The CULT Party At Orbital Comics in London Was 'Iggy Pop Meets The Damned'
The comic creator collective took over Orbital Comics for a hugely successful, ultimately extended run of signings, exhibitions and, rather splendidly, a live punk set by Vince Paradise & The Kittelbach Pirates Ghosts are an Ocean's Eleven esque group of incredible talent including Nich Angell, PM Buchan, Owen Michael Johnson, James Lawrence, Jon Lock, Mark[...]