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Marvel Comics launching free sampler comic, ‘Avengers Start Here’ before ‘Avengers: Endgame’
4:00 pm PDT 09/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Comics are launching a free Avengers sampler comic, Avengers Start Here, ahead of the release of Avengers: Endgame on 26 April. The publisher has informed retailers that they will be sending a pack of 25 bundles. Avengers Start Here will provide people new, or returning to the Avengers comic book franchise, examples and a guide to the order one might like to read them in. This announcement comes while Captain Marvel has already captured the theaters and such a … Read More

#FeatureFriday: The heroines of the Indian comic world
7:00 pm PDT 08/03/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Today, as the world celebrates women and everything that they stand for, there is also the realisation that just one day will never be enough to honour everything that womanhood encompasses.  A woman has tonnes of roles to play:  a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a partner; but it is so important to understand that above all the roles, she is her own person first. Thus, saluting their spirit, here’s remembering some iconic Indian female comic … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Green Humour comic shows the sad state of nature under the name of development
6:00 pm PDT 01/03/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

A video went viral few days ago, which saw a leopard taking a stroll in a shopping mall. It’s scary that the animals are now regularly seen in human vicinity, but what is scarier is the fact that humans actually have entered their habitats. The human habitation has destroyed many animals’ natural habitat in the name of globalisation and development, bringing leopards and tigers into the human localities. The growth of human population and the intensity of human activities have … Read More

‘Black Cat’s ongoing series announced
2:00 pm PDT 22/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Recently Marvel Comics has announced an ongoing Black Cat series which is all set to drop this summer, and it will get into some hair-raising heist drama. The upcoming series will be written by Jed Mackay while Travel Foreman will be doing the artwork. J. Scott Campbell created the cover, which can be seen below. Black Cat’s solo outing will be based in a recent Marvel Comics run. The book will be an offshoot of Amazing Spider-Man, which is ongoing at the publisher. This spinoff title … Read More

‘Leaping Windows’: A cafe accompanied by a stunning library of Comic books
6:00 pm PDT 21/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Strolling across the fag end of West Mumbai’s Yari Road, an upscale vicinity of Versova, my gaze fell on a smattering of comic-book characters sprayed on the bordering wall of what looked like a pretty decent cafe to hang out for a soirée. Leaping Windows, an interesting place I cajoled my friend into accompanying me to, for a cup of coffee, looked apropos on some fronts. It was a sunny afternoon. So the prospect of a roof and some refreshments already constituted … Read More

Royal Mail launches special stamps featuring popular Marvel superheroes
3:30 pm PDT 20/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The Royal Mail has launched a series of special stamps, featuring some of the most popular superheroes from the comic books to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Marvel. People will be able to buy the special stamps in post offices soon. Philip Parker from the Royal Mail commented: “Generations have grown up spellbound by the adventures and the personalities of these superheroes. Our epic new stamps celebrate each in characteristic pose, emerging from the stamp frame.” (According to BBC) Designed … Read More

DC Comics cancels ‘Second Coming’ comic series following a petition
4:00 pm PDT 19/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

DC Comics has lately announced to have cancelled the upcoming comic series Second Coming featuring Jesus Christ who’s sent on “a holy mission by God” to know “what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind”, following a petition that termed it as “outrageous and blasphemous”. Due on 6 March from DC imprint Vertigo, Second Coming was written by Mark Russell and illustrated by Richard Pace, its story followed Jesus’s return to Earth and is shocked to discover what … Read More

‘Chacha Chaudhary and Kumbh Mela’ spreads the significance and relevance of Kumbh
6:00 pm PDT 18/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Recounting the cultural, historical and traditional legacy of Kumbh Mela, Diamond Toons has recently launched a new comic book, Chacha Chaudhary and Kumbh Mela featuring the legendary Indian comic hero, Chacha Chaudhary, to teach the legacy and relevance of Kumbh to children. Being the joint initiative of Diamond Toons and Government of Uttar Pradesh, the comic has described fascinating facts about Ardh Kumbh Mela that’s held at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The book details out the initiatives taken by the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Aditya Nath to make this auspicious event … Read More

Tinkle series ‘Kalia the Crow’ to be re-launched as ‘Big Baan’
6:00 pm PDT 15/02/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Tinkle is loved all over the country for the fun comic series it carries with every issue. The iconic series from Tinkle, titled Kalia the Crow is getting a reboot after 38 years. The series will be re-launched as Big Baan, which will see a larger forest, more animals, and more adventures in the second issue of February. Kalia the Crow was the first character to feature in Tinkle and appeared in the very first issue of Tinkle, in November … Read More

Blaft Publication: Taking India to the world, one story at a time
7:00 pm PDT 13/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

We often fawn over the stories from the mainstream wellsprings of the international platforms. The stories that have captured imaginations across the world on account of their scale and grandeur. The preoccupation with the mainstream stories that inundate the repository makes the content reposed in the niches escape our attention. Nevertheless, those stories represent the true spirit and essence of the geography they emerged from, being just as worthy of a wider platform. It is commendable that publications and institutions take … Read More

‘Tibu Comics’ completes one successful year on Instagram
6:00 pm PDT 12/02/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Tibu Comics is a page on Instagram which is grabbing eyeballs for the past year. The protagonist, Tibu, is fun, naughty, sweet, and smart, just like any other kid in every household. She is all that any person as a kid would have loved to be, imaginative, expressive and loveable. Created by Magic Elements Studios, Tibu Comics landed on Instagram keeping in mind the direct and clear delivery of content to keep the audience engaged. “Before any thought it was … Read More

The comic that sheds light on the basic ‘Adhikaar’ of women
7:00 pm PDT 04/02/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

“One is not born, but rather becomes a woman!” – Simone de Beauvoir Since the inception of universe, women have always been considered the “second sex”. In fact, they were also being deprived of their basic right of enfranchisement – voting. From then, women have come a long way fighting for their position in the society including their household. As Oprah Winfrey said, “Their [men] time is up”, the wave of women empowerment has swept the world off its feet … Read More