Marvel teases new story with a poster reading “Knull is coming”
4:00 pm PDT 02/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Comics is teasing a big story coming later this year for Venom and the Symbiotes, with a full-page house ad appearing in this week’s Empyre Magazine that reads “Knull is coming – 2020”. Knull is the great god of the symbiotes, the alien creatures that include Venom and Carnage in their numbers. Introduced in Thor, developed in the Venom comic, Knull was behind the great Absolute Carnage event last year. But all that was a tee-up for what is … Read More

Tibu Comics makes its way to Kindle
7:00 pm PDT 27/06/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

The favourite Tibu is now available for her readers on Kindle. The comics, although available in print, were a logistics hassle specifically in the lockdown period. But the urge to reach out to their target audience with Tibu content was always the focus. Usually popping up in our social media feed, Tibu will now be on our Kindles too. “The posts on social media were one such way of reaching but were limited in a sense,” mentioned Magic Elements Studios … Read More

Marvel soon to introduce Fantastic Four in MCU; Doctor Doom might be the next super-villain
5:30 pm PDT 27/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Studios is soon going to introduce the Fantastic Four crew in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). After The Walt Disney Company took over 20th Century Fox and its assets, Fantastic Four and The X-Men franchise now comes under Marvel, and the entertainment conglomerate is now going to bring these franchises into the MCU.  As per a MCU Cosmic report, the studio will introduce the Fantastic Four into the universe just like it brought Black Panther into the fold. In … Read More

Filmmaker Shiv Panikker’s Graphic Novel ‘Gone Case’ releases
5:00 pm PDT 27/06/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Despite being marred by the — boom and bust cycles, India’s comicbook or more appropriately ‘Chitrakatha’ scene has had a long and varied history and — it is on the rise once again! Amid the pandemic, there is a fresh wave of graphic novels engulfing the country which, oddly enough, filmmakers are poised to ride. We recently covered the graphic novels written by the likes of TVF founder Arunabh Kumar and India’s noted screenwriter and lyricist Varun Grover. Filmmaker Shiv Panikker … Read More

Bakarmax launches new webcomic ‘Karejwa’
6:00 pm PDT 25/06/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Bakarmax announced the launch of its new webcomic called Karejwa, written by Varun Grover, and illustrated by Ankit Kapoor set to release on 26 June 2020. Bakarmax founder Sumit Kumar has edited Karejwa. His other two graphic novels as an author are The Itch You Can’t Scratch and Amar Bari Tomar Bari Naxalbari.  Grover is a standup comic, poet, screenwriter and lyricist. A National Film Awards winner, he has written the lyrics for Gangs of Wasseypur, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, … Read More

Abhijeet Kini to bond together father and kids with a comic workshop on Father’s Day
6:00 pm PDT 18/06/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

The current situation is quite gloomy and strange, and it is quite obvious for our mental status to be hampered. Of course, the times are difficult and it becomes hard to keep yourself cheerful always, but that’s the best one can do. Staying positive and happy gives you the required boost to pass on the day. The months are passing by, with every festival, days and occasions celebrated at home without outings or parties. But, there are various ways to celebrate with … Read More

DC to launch special issue ‘Detective Comics 1027’ to celebrate 1000 issues since first appearance of ‘Batman’
3:00 pm PDT 15/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Detective Comics 1027 will soon reach its 1,000 issues since the first appearance of Batman in the DC Universe. To celebrate the occasion, DC has roped in several writers and artists to contribute to this oversize issue, of 144 pages, slated to launch on 15 September.  It will feature Batman and his allies attempting to solve several mysteries besides the contributions of creators from throughout the character’s history. “In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27 on March … Read More

Legendary ‘Batman’ comic writer and DC editor Denny O’Neil bids adieu
9:00 pm PDT 13/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

A titan of the comics industry, writer and editor Dennis “Denny” O’Neil passed away aged 81 on 11 June. Best known for writing and editing Batman comic books, he died of natural causes. In his illustrious career, O’Neil penned Batman, Detective Comics and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight besides serving as an editor for DC’s Batman comic books from 1986 till 2000.  He also wrote for other iconic comic book superheroes like the ever popular Spider-Man and Iron Man … Read More

Covid19 Art: Indian artist sketches friends dealing with pandemic-induced lockdown and we are loving it!
6:30 pm PDT 13/06/2020 By Parth Kaushik

While it’s true that frontline corona-warriors like essential workers and healthcare professionals have worked tirelessly to keep us safe, artists across the world deserve due credit for having kept us sane with their pandemic-induced imagination and creativity. Naturally, this experience of lockdown that rippled in the community of artists, inspired a new wave of artistry altogether. Mumbai-based artist Yugandhara Shete is one such creator who took to instagram to sketch the cartoon versions of her friends dealing with pandemic-specific challenges and lockdown woes. We … Read More

DC’s Shazam title ending in September
4:00 pm PDT 13/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

DC’s Shazam! title will be ending in September with issue #15. Guest writer Jeff Loveness (screenwriter of the upcoming Ant-Man & the Wasp sequel) and artist Brandon Peterson (Avengers, Justice League) will be wrapping up the run, with their second of two issues – their first, #12, was released on 3 June. “The greatest kid superhero ever faces the worst teen supervillain as Billy Batson and the Shazam family confront Superboy Prime,” reads DC’s solicitation for their finale in #14. … Read More

Brian Michael Bendis nearing the end of his ‘Superman’ run
1:00 pm PDT 10/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Brian Michael Bendis has announced that he is wrapping up his run on DC’s Superman title. He was recently a guest on David Harper’s Off Panel podcast, where they discussed the writer’s entire career. “I’m heading towards the end of my run on Superman, so I’ve been more reflective on it,” Bendis said on the podcast. “And it’s — I’ll never be more grateful than I got to heal my near-death experience through Superman, and get through this pandemic. No … Read More

Print or digital: The comics dilemma!
8:00 pm PDT 05/06/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Digitisation is surely the future, but does it apply to comics too? Can digital apps bring you the same joy a paper copy gives? The answer is maybe yes or a no! But the current pandemic lockdown seems to have proved to be a blessing for the comic artists across the globe and especially in India. The comic industry has seen a boom in the readership in the past few months. Be it increase in the subscribers, readers, app users or even … Read More