Comics

‘Black Lightning’ trailer: Meet CW’s newest show where justice walks like thunder, strikes like lightning, and runs in the family
5:00 pm PDT 19/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The CW has released the first trailer of Black Lightning, and it is packed with action and drama but unfortunately, will not be a part of the larger DC extended universe that the network has put together. Played by Cress Williams, Black Lightning is one of DC’s first headlining black superheroes. In the trailer, Jefferson Pierce is shown as a superhero who keeps the streets safe from a gang known as The 100, and is “hope, personified”. But after a … Read More


Indie comic publisher, TBS Planet’s Rajeev Tamhankar, shares his journey and vision for the studio
8:30 pm PDT 12/05/2017 By Prerna Kothari

Passion for stories and storytelling is a strong and persuasive one. It has driven people out of the fancy corporate jobs with rewarding salaries. No one has been spared, not even TBS Planet’s Rajeev Tamhankar. A 2012 Silver Medalist from IIT Roorkee, Tamhankar joined Flipkart where he worked on private label brands for three years. During the same time, he authored the book Get Corporated before you get fired! – a corporate satire. In July 2016, he joined Xiaomi where … Read More


Baby Groot is getting his own comic series titled ‘I Am Groot’
11:00 am PDT 20/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Guardians of the Galaxy introduced us to Groot’s sapling form and Baby Groot has already stolen hearts away in the trailers of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The magic has not yet begun though. Looks like there is something in store for the Guardians of the Galaxy fans every few days. Just recently, James Gunn announced on his Facebook page that he will be directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. And now, we come to know that Marvel … Read More


Review: Unravelling of the ‘The Veil of Veracity’
8:00 pm PDT 14/04/2017 By Prerna Kothari

With Comic Con India spreading its foothold in new cities, it has managed to inspire more comic lovers to start pursuing their dreams to become a part of this comic industry. And out of these passionate writers are two young Mumbai based boys – Siddharth Shetty and Ankit Maroli. These childhood friends collaborated with a budding artist Soham Kamat to come out with their first graphic novel, ‘The Veil of Veracity’. Title: The Veil of Veracity Story: Siddharth Shetty and … Read More


Marvel Heroes will band together against Captain America in ‘Secret Empire’
12:00 pm PDT 10/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A video teaser for Marvel’s upcoming comic book Secret Empire has been released and the talks around Captain America turning a villain have been proven right. Written by Nick Spencer and illustrated by Steve McNiven, the story features other Marvel super heroes like X-Men, Champions, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Defenders, Spider-Man and others, all of whom must stand united to defeat Captain America, who is now on the side of Red Skull and Hydra. After years of fighting, defeating … Read More


Overwatch’s new comic sets pace for its upcoming event
12:00 pm PDT 06/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Blizzard is at it again! Finding its mark in almost every game award ceremony last year, Blizzard’s character-based shooter, Overwatch was undoubtedly one of the best games of the year. Not only has the game been accepted pretty humbly by the consumers, but also has managed to keep the game dotted with events and steady releases, while not making it too cluttered. The company has been steadily releasing insights to the back-story or lore of Overwatch. Recently, they teased an … Read More


Review: Batwoman Rebirth #1
5:45 pm PDT 01/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Title: Batwoman – The Many Arms of Death (Part 1) Story: Marguerite Bennett and James T Tynion IV Art: Steve Epting Publisher: DC Comics (USA) Editor: Dave Welgosz and Chris Conroy Pages: 22 colour pages Price: $2.99 Release Date (Print & Digital): 15 March 2017 Age Rating: Teen Here’s the synopsis of the comic: Monster Venom is the hottest new bio-weapon on the market and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman has to return to … Read More


A Comic book workshop by the animation students of Whistling Woods produced some pleasant offerings
5:00 pm PDT 17/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The 2nd Semester students of the Animation Department of Whistling Woods international had a long comic book workshop . With the intention of setting up a studio workflow, the students were instructed to adapt a folk tale from abroad into an Indian setting and thereafter, create the script, storyboard, character designs, background designs, four final comic pages each and a cover page for the same. What was previously considered to be close to unachievable became a challenge the students accepted … Read More


5 path breaking superheroines the comic industry has given us
7:00 pm PDT 08/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Comic books are filled with superheores who are protecting the universe with their abilities. And to be fair, the comic industry observes ample of female superheroines who are no less than there male counterparts. They have defeated right from aliens to robots to day-to-day stereotypes. On this International Women’s Day, here are some of the female superheroes who are not just breaking stereotypes but are also spreading the message of equality. 1. Faith – Valiant Comics Faith Herbert is Valiant Comics superhero who is a psiot … Read More


‘Baahubali: Battle Of The Bold’ comic launched on the Graphic POP app
7:00 pm PDT 27/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Last year it was announced that the mega blockbuster movie, Baahubali would be getting a comic treatment and finally the wait is over. Graphic India, Arka Mediaworks and acclaimed filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, announced the release of, “Baahubali: Battle Of The Bold,” an exclusive new digital comic available for free this week, only on the Graphic Pop app available in Google Play for all Android devices. “Graphic India has been the leading force in original comics and animation for India. I … Read More


‘Arrival’ screenwriter Eric Heisserer to pen Valiant’s ‘Secret Weapons’ comic
4:00 pm PDT 25/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Eric Andrew Heisserer, the screenplay writer for Arrival – based on Story of Your Life written by Ted Chiang – is working on his new comic series called Secret Weapons for Valiant Comics. Secret Weapons is based on Harbinger, a best-selling comic about a team of teenage superheroes. In Secret Weapons, the team will band together under the leadership of Livewire to combat evil. Heisserer has earlier written a couple of mini-series for Dark Horse Comics. He has also penned the screenplay … Read More


Fenil Sherdiwala demystifies the creation of B.L.A.C.K. comics
4:30 pm PDT 22/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Four years ago, the idea for B.L.A.C.K. – first instalment in Jasoos Balram detective comic series – was born at Fenil Comics, a comic book publishing house based in Surat, Gujarat. The 32-page comic is written by Fenil Sherdiwala and edited by Bipin Sherdiwala. News surrounding Fenil Comics publishing their two new titles – SECRET AGENT OM and B.L.A.C.K. – first came in 2012, when the company was in the midst of publishing the multi-series comics. B.L.A.C.K. is the first … Read More