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

Artists share their thoughts through comic to cheer you up amidst the panic
7:30 pm PDT 17/03/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

It is surely a difficult time for the entire human race on this planet. But fear not, it will only increase anxiety. Consider this time as a boon to us humans from our daily chaotic, busy life. The me-time we have been craving for, the social distancing we always wished for. Stay at home, spend time with your family, call your near and dear ones whom you always wish to but couldn’t due to your busy routine. The coronavirus pandemic … Read More

Dubai’s KHDA shares comic on awareness about Coronavirus
4:30 pm PDT 02/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Dubai’s education regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), through Twitter shared an informative comic for kids (and adults) to expel any fears they may have about the Covid-19 outbreak. Originally published by the American National Public Radio (NPR) two days ago, the eight-page comic is titled Exploring the new Coronavirus – a comic just for kids. KHDA said, “To make sure everyone in Dubai stays safe, all internal and external gatherings at private schools and universities in Dubai … Read More

Holy Cow Entertainment relaunches ‘Ravanayan’ at Ahmedabad Comic Con
5:30 pm PDT 25/02/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Considering the popularity, Holy Cow Entertainment’s Ravanayan made its entry again by relaunching at Ahmedabad Comic Con! Founder and creator Vivek Goel thinks that though the book specifically focuses on Ravana, the biggest known mythology villain, he is not the protagonist but the antagonist here. “For the first time the world is getting to hear the villain’s side of the story,” Goel expressed. Creators Vijayendra Mohanty and Goel have explored the values inherent in the Ramayana and retold the immortal … Read More

Fenil Comics
Fenil Comics’ next will be a space fiction
5:00 pm PDT 24/02/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Fenil Comics is bringing out some fresh content for Indian readers, through their upcoming Zura. The comic which is an outcome of creator Kiriti Rambhatla’s fascination for space, superheroes or moon landing, is inspired by Christopher Nolan’s work in the movie Interstellar. “After I started writing graphic novels, I was inspired by the movie and how science played a role in their story. So, I embarked on a journey to write a story in the backdrop of Indian mythology and … Read More