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Penguin Random House reveal ‘Captain Marvel’ children’s book
5:00 pm PDT 24/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Before Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel, hits the theaters, the superhuman character will be gliding into the world of children’s books. (as Comicbook reports) Penguin Random House has unveiled their newest Marvel Little Golden Book, featuring the Captain herself. Written by John Sazaklis and illustrated by Penelope R. Gaylord, the new book will be of 24 pages. The beautiful cover finds Carol Danvers looking fiercely powerful. The official synopsis follows: Superhero Captain Marvel shows that she’s out … Read More

#FeatureFriday: “McCay lives! Again…”- this time, through a stunning graphic novel
6:30 pm PDT 23/11/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

“In the enchanted world of dreams, a killer roams free and only the author of Little Nemo can stop him…” If the blurb of a book begins like this, it’s sure to catch the attention of any ardent reader like me. Such is the case with McCay, that released on 20 November. Published by Titan Comics, McCay is a beautifully crafted graphic novel by writer Thierry Smolderen and artist Jean-Phillipe Bramanti. The book is translated in English by Edward Gauvin.  McCay is … Read More

Marvel Comics and Riot Games team up to explore the ‘League of Legends’ origin story in a graphic novel
11:30 am PDT 20/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The wait is over! League of Legends, one of the most legendary strategy games, is soon going to be unveiled in the graphic novel format, co-created by Riot Games and Marvel Comics in a rare collaboration. Titled, League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother, the graphic novel will explore the Iceberg warrior champion Ashe’s past as she resolves to meet her mother’s expectations as well as fulfill her duty as the leader of her people in the world of Runeterra. The story will … Read More

DC to celebrate 80 years of Batman with two new comic books
1:00 pm PDT 16/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

DC Comics recently released early details on the creators pertaining to the upcoming 1000th issue of Detective Comics, as well as information on the Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Edition hardcover. On the occasion, DC will come up with two new special releases.  1000th edition of  Detective Comics will feature 96 pages of stories, including a lead story by regular series creative team Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke that introduces a continued version of the Arkham Knight character … Read More

DC’s ‘Teen Titans: Raven’ graphic novel reimagines the classic Titan
4:30 pm PDT 15/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

  Targeted to young readers, graphic novel imprints from DC Comics, Zoom and Ink, aren’t scheduled to release for another six months or so, but recently readers got a first look at one of the upcoming books-Teen Titans: Raven.   Writer Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo took to Twitter to share a pair of interior images from their graphic novel about the daughter of Trigon. Here’s how DC describes Teen Titans: Raven: When a tragic accident takes the life … Read More

Stan Lee
Marvel veteran Stan Lee bids adieu at 95
11:00 am PDT 13/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel co-creator, legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee has passed away on 12 November at the age of 95. According to TMZ, Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from his Hollywood Hills home and died there. The news was confirmed by Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. Born as Stanley Martin Lieber on 28 December, 1922, he grew up poor in Washington Heights, where his father, a Romanian immigrant, was a dress-cutter. … Read More

Fenil Comics
India gets its first ever comic book encyclopedia, ‘Fenilverse’
7:30 pm PDT 31/10/2018 By Yugandhara Shete

With a journey that began in 2011, Fenil Comics has been the creator behind many comic characters for its own publication. And, now with so many characters playing a role in the Fenil Comic Universe, the need for assembling their information became important, giving birth to Fenilverse. “When we launched first book in 2011, it was clear in our mind, one day we shall release India’s first ever comic book encyclopedia for our comic book characters,” said Fenil Comics founder … Read More

Exploring the broadening horizons of Manga in India
7:00 pm PDT 29/10/2018 By Parth Kaushik

90’s kids have grown up humming tunes of the Pokemon theme song, collecting ‘tazos’ and spinning many Beyblades in the craze of our favourite cartoons. Manga, a unique style of art that is peculiar to Japanese Comics, has had a widespread influence over Indian viewers. A majority of the millennials who grew up watching Cartoon Network can recall being fascinated by a breadth of regaling and gripping Japanese content. Few people know that even Jungle Book, the series based on … Read More

Wolverine gets a smouldering super-power in ‘Return of Wolverine two’
3:30 pm PDT 27/10/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Logan has made a come-back to the Marvel Universe, but this time he’s different with his latest power. Debuting this week, Return of Wolverine two finds a resurrected Logan embarking on a new journey with his new friend, to try and save her son from a mysterious evil organisation. However, Wolverine’s return hasn’t been sudden. The build-up to the Return of Wolverine series took place over several months. With Hunt For Wolverine, an event that brought together heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to search … Read More

‘Star Wars: Darth Vader’ comic reveals ‘Rogue One’ castle secrets
2:00 pm PDT 23/10/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Comics writer Charles Soule let slip Darth Vader’s castle secrets in the latest issue of the Star Wars comic. The castle in question first appeared in the film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It was on the same planet where Darth Vader had his final duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith. In Rouge One, the film’s main antagonist, Orson Krennic, went to Darth Vader to get his help against Grand Moff Tarkin. Charles Soule’s … Read More

Karnataka to offer free comics on Gandhi in English and Kannada to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary  
4:00 pm PDT 01/10/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Karnataka state government are organising cultural and educational programmes centered on Gandhi on 2 October, marking the 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma. As a part of this programme, they’ll offer free comics on the ‘Father of the nation’. (as The Economic Times reports) Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will open the celebrations at Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bengaluru on Tuesday. The Information department has brought out books on Gandhi in English and Kannada with illustrations by artist B.G.Gujjarappa, targeting school children. … Read More

‘The Magicians’ being adapted into comics by Boom! Studios
12:00 pm PDT 25/09/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Lev Grossman’s 2009 novel The Magicians is foraying into the world of comics in 2019, as Boom! Studios has acquired the comic book and graphic novel license of the novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR). The first release as part of the deal, will be an original graphic novel penned by Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak titled The Magicians: Alice’s Story. The comics will have a cover from Steve Morris. Scheduled for release in July 2019, Alice’s Story will … Read More