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Cycling Into London As Comic Shops (And Everything Else) Open Up

Cycling Into London As Comic Shops (And Everything Else) Open Up

I took a socially distanced bicycle ride into London this morning. Today is the day that the UK government has decreed that non-essential shops are allowed to open across England, and that includes comic shops. Boris Johnson has read all his Tintin books three times over and was clearly in need of something new. So […]

Orbital Comics of London Will Be Changing Form In Ten Days Time

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

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 &#8211 December 2019

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[...]

Orbital Comics &#8211  Hosting Telling Stories &#8211 the Graduate Work of Isabelle Cummins Yukina Tokumoto Jessica (Chieh Yu) Lin Emma Pelling Alex Moore Darja Rattik and Christos Kyriacou of Middlesex University

Orbital Comics – Hosting Telling Stories – the Graduate Work of Isabelle Cummins, Yukina Tokumoto, Jessica (Chieh Yu) Lin, Emma Pelling, Alex Moore, Darja Rattik and Christos Kyriacou of Middlesex University

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 #OldComicsDay

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[...]

Online Store Comic Toolbox Moves Into Orbital to Sell New Comics

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

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 New 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 Returns With Special Limited Edition Orbital Comics Launch

Samurai Slasher Returns With Special Limited Edition Orbital Comics Launch

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 &#8211 The Road To SDCC

#OrbitalComicsWorldTour2015 – The Road To SDCC!

By Chris ThompsonThe 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 Directors Commentary &#8211 Mike Carey On The Unwritten

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 In Conversation: The Real/Fake Geeks Meet Chip Zdarsky

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.comMaria Norris’ Twitter: @MariaWNorrisOrbital Comics’ Twitter: @orbitalcomics Orbital Comics’ website: www.orbitalcomics.comChip Zdarsky’s Twitter: @zdarsky Chip Zdarsky’s Tumblr: zdarsky.tumblr.com[...]

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

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

By Olly MacNameeAs 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 Wilds End Dawn/Vampirella Copperhead And More

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[...]

Adventure Time #30 Banned In The UK &#8211 We Have The Offending Art

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

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" […]

So&#8230 Who Exactly Is Charles Xaviers Widow (SPOILERS)

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 Todays Justice League Remains A Complete Arse

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[...]