Marvel Comics gives free access to popular titles for a month
12:00 pm PDT 08/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel announced that it will be giving away a month of free access to some of its most popular comic books through its Marvel Unlimited subscription service. The company is offering access to a curated list of 12 titles featuring the Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Widow and Captain America on Marvel Unlimited until 4 May. Among them are Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates Vol. 1, Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate, X-Men Milestones: Dark Phoenix Saga as well as Black Widow Vol. … Read More

Marvel Unlimited announces free access to its enviable comics titles from 2 April to 4 May
4:00 pm PDT 03/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, is offering FREE access to some of Marvel’s most iconic stories from recent years to its fans during this Coronavirus pandemic.  The subscription also includes the recent Marvel Comics events and critically acclaimed titles featuring the Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and more. People all over the world are currently home quarantined due to the virus outbreak, and thus Marvel is trying to help its fans escape the grim reality … Read More

Labourers during COVID-19 lockdown : the plight, seen through artworks by animators and comic artists
7:00 pm PDT 31/03/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of people affected by it continues to increase, continuing this macabre journey. India too is no exception with 1440 confirmed cases till today. The entire country is presently undergoing a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of the virus, as declared by PM Narendra Modi on 24 March.  While the lockdown was of utmost necessity to control the outbreak, what we needed was an immediate lockdown but not an … Read More

Classic comics make a comeback through social media to encourage social distancing
6:00 pm PDT 30/03/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Indian government has imposed a long lockdown in wake of the coronavirus outbreak and social media has boomed. Sharing content through memes, illustrations, jokes, news is keeping us all connected. And now, the quarantined lot is going to get all nostalgic, as few old comics are making a comeback through e-books. The good old comics of the 90s, including Chacha Chaudhary, Pinki, Nagraj, among others are out there on social media, being shared through Whatsapp. The relics are widely circulated … Read More

Marvel Comics’ ‘Immortal Hulk’ character Dr. Charlene McGowan comes out as a trans person
12:00 pm PDT 28/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

A character in Marvel Comics’ Immortal Hulk series has unveiled herself to be a trans person. Dr Charlene McGowan, a relatively new character in the series, revealed her gender identity in the comics only to people she knows well. McGowan tells Doc Samson in issue 32 that she is a trans woman, explaining that she spent a lot of time questioning her own gender identity before she transitioned. In the comic strip, she tells Doc Samson: “You know I’m trans, … Read More

Kross Komics app gives 500+ comics for free
6:00 pm PDT 27/03/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Social distancing, quarantining, isolation, house arrest are a few words we are hearing or reading almost everyday in recent times. But staying indoors is the best we can do to combat the virus. Of course it’s boring to stay home all the time, but there are a lot of things one can do. Play games, talk with family, cook together, do gardening, read books, paint, watch movies, call near and dear ones, share memes, go through old albums.  Many publications … Read More

‘Asterix’ comic character creator passes away at the age of 92
7:00 pm PDT 24/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Co-creator and illustrator of the Asterix comic book series, Albert Uderzo passed away at the age of 92, announced his family. The French comic artist was born in France in April 1927. “Albert Uderzo died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly, after a heart attack that was not linked to the coronavirus. He had been extremely tired for the past several weeks,” his son-in-law Bernard de Choisy told Agence France-Presse news agency. Uderzo produced the cartoons alongside author René … Read More

Tinkle Comics app engages kids with new activities and features
5:00 pm PDT 24/03/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Children’s favourite, Tinkle has come up with new exciting features in the upcoming issues, which includes various activities like NPAT aka Name Place Animal Thing, Dear Tinkle, Top That, Colour It Up, Tinkle Talk Show. The magazines are also uploaded on the Tinkle app and available on Magzter. “Understanding how tough it would be for kids to remain home-bound for days on end, Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle have made it a little easier for them. The Apps of both … Read More

‘Rendered Stateless Not Voiceless’ comics depicts testimonies of pain, suffering and hope of Rohingya Refugees
4:00 pm PDT 20/03/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The world has come a long way. So have its people. At times like these, when the world is going through an absolute slowdown and partial lockdown due to a virus, suffering has always been a synonym for human life. Be it scientific, racial, religious, communal or otherwise. While most of us are undergoing social distancing and self-quarantine to control the spread of Covid-19, I happen to come across testimonies of suffering that ached my heart. Let me sort out … Read More

Marvel returns with new mini-series for America Chavez
2:00 pm PDT 20/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Comics’ America Chavez returns in a new mini-series, America Chavez: Made in the USA and will focus on America’s past, her origins and her powers which will have consequences in the now. Written by Kalinda Vazquez with art by Carlos Gomez, the five-part limited series centers around the origin of both its eponymous hero and her superpowers. As the Latin-American superhero finds her way, significant ripple effects take place that affect not only America, but the world around her. America … Read More

Marvel Comics introduces its first ‘non-binary’ character, Snowflake in ‘New Warriors’ reboot
10:00 am PDT 20/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Comics is all set to launch brand new superheroes who’ll be promoting diversity. The comics behemoth is finally introducing its first non-binary character, Snowflake and Safespace, as part of the New Warriors reboot. While the announcement has been received with mixed reviews and feedback, Daniel Kibblesmith and Lucciano Vecchio are the ones responsible for the recently revealed characters. They are now taking them and mixing them with some old favourites. Snowflake, as a term has been identified as a … Read More

ACK Media to engage kids in the current Covid-19 house arrest with free subscription
6:30 pm PDT 19/03/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

The growing coronavirus pandemic may have made many office-goers stay at home happily, with no daily travels and relief from crowded trains and metros, the kids are definitely feeling stuck at home. The vacations have come early, but meeting friends, playing out is a strict no no. Given the circumstances, ACK Media, which owns Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle Comics, has decided to bring some cheer to the children. The entire digital collection of the comics is now available for … Read More