Guest Column| Comics and graphic novels got a new lease of life
7:00 pm PDT 24/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

“Comics are words and pictures. You can do anything with words and pictures”—Harvey Pecker And they were just treated like that for a long time. The medium of comics can be traced back to the mid of 19th century. In America and Europe, they started as just strips in newspapers as fun elements. It reached the peak of their fame in 1930s with characters like Tintin in Europe, till superheroes came along and changed the game for a long time. The … Read More

Tinkle Comics’ beloved character, Tantri finally graces the king’s throne
6:00 pm PDT 17/04/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Tinkle’s legendary series Tantri the Mantri will fulfil a popular demand from Tinkle readers. After 35 long years, Tantri gets his heart’s desire to rule the kingdom of Hujli, with the death of Raja Hooja. Tantri is a minister at the court of king Hooja. However he always had his eye on the throne of Hujli. In this effort, he has tried his best to get rid of Hooja over the years. To his frustration, all his attempts have ended … Read More

Marvel announces ‘Star Wars: Age of Resistance’ series of comics focusing on characters from the sequel trilogy
3:00 pm PDT 16/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel has announced to have teamed up with Star Wars for a new series of comics, based on characters from the sequel trilogy, to be unveiled in July. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming Star Wars: Age of Resistance series would largely focus on one of the characters from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, including the likes of Admiral Holdo, Maz Kanata and BB-8 out of many. Star Wars: The Age of Resistance special, will consist of … Read More

DC’s Poison Ivy sports a New Look
3:00 pm PDT 28/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Heroes in Crisis features some riveting mysteries, including those who snuffed out the heroes of Sanctuary, who gave Lois the videotaped confessionals, and why the Flash’s body is five years ahead of where it should be. You might remember that Poison Ivy was confirmed as one of the characters killed in the Sanctuary massacre earlier in the series with a rose from Harley Quinn, but we discover here that that was not the end of everything. The Trinity may have uncovered … Read More

ComicCon India Awards 2019 winners announced
2:00 pm PDT 18/03/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

The Maruti Suzuki Arena ComicCon India Awards 2019 have been announced at the second edition of Pop Culture Forum. As part of the awards, ComicCon India felicitated Raj Comics for their exceptional contribution to India comics over the years. The winners in various categories were announced, ranging from Best Film and TV promotion to Fan Favourite Publisher and Best Comic Book Cover to Best Webcomic. The comic fraternity looks out for Comic Con every year. Catching up with fellow comic … Read More

After ‘Batman Secret Files’, Ram V talks about ‘Catwoman #9’ and his second collab with DC!
4:00 pm PDT 13/03/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

When I think of a bold, strong, sassy, unique and one-of-a-kind comic female character, I cannot think of anyone but Catwoman. Introduced in the world of comics in June 1940 in Batman by DC Comics, Catwoman has made headlines in the comics world since then. Originally characterised as a supervillain and adversary of Batman, Catwoman is a Gotham City burglar who had been sometimes portrayed her as an anti-heroine, often doing the wrong things for the right reasons. She has … Read More

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