San Diego to be home for Comic-Con International Convention till 2018
11:30 am PDT 04/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

It sure is difficult to let go a Multi-genre entertainment and comic convention that brings in over 130,000 nerds, geeks and people dressed up in costumes of raring comic fashions to a city convention. Also not to forget what the city officials cite as an event that ushers in over $180 million paving way for tremendous business and boosting the tourism sector of the city. With less than a week for the 2015 – Comic-Con International, thousands are expected to … Read More

New Line Cinema to adapt DC Comic’s darker, edgier Vertigo comics
1:00 pm PDT 02/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

There is no doubt that DC Comics and Warner Bros. have got their hands full with the productions under-going for Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, both these tent-poles slated for releases in 2016. It is such tight circumstances that have got Warner Bros. to call in aid from its sister studio New Line Cinema as DC Comics’ own imprinted Vertigo comics are undergoing live-action adaptions onto the big screen. In light of meeting the stringent … Read More

Marvel launches the New Spiderman starring Miles Morales post Secret Wars
11:00 am PDT 22/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

While Marvel Studios may still be hunting their teenage high-school Spidey candidate for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the All New, All Different Marvel comics has officially announced their new Spider-Man series post the multiverse-event Secret Wars. Starring not the regular Peter Parker but another grade-schooler, Miles Morales would be playing Spiderman in the upcoming series penned by the creative duo Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. Miles Morales, the fictional character and successor to Peter Parker in Marvel Comics’ … Read More

Marvel brandishes an all new Tony Stark with ‘The Invincible Iron Man’ series
2:00 pm PDT 12/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The American Comic publisher, Marvel Entertainment has timely accepted that the red and golden armored Iron Man is its hottest property courtesy the streaking success, Iron Man movies have fired at the box office. Not only has Robert Downey Jr. brought on his gravitas to the Marvel character with his sleek wittiness but has given Marvel another direction to play around with the genius and billionaire playboy superhero Tony Stark. Handing over the pen to the Marvel veteran and five … Read More

DreamWorks commissions ‘Cow Boy’ comic for short format series
10:30 am PDT 09/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation has optioned the Boom! Studios’ graphic novel Cow Boy for development as a television series. Brendan Hay, who is showrunner on the studio’s Netflix series based on The Croods, has been tapped to write and serve as executive producer on the series. Stephen Christy and Ross Richie of Boom! Studios also will serve as executive producers, according to reports. Cow Boy follows 10-year-old bounty hunter Boyd Linney, the one good and honest member of the outlaw Linney family, who’s determined to … Read More

New dinosaur nicknamed ‘Hellboy’ after the comic book character for its looks
9:00 am PDT 05/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

A new species of a horned dinosaur has been given the nickname “Hellboy”, after the comic book character. Regaliceratops peterhewsi has been unveiled for the first time since it was discovered a decade ago. The beast lived during the Late Cretaceous period, around 68.5 to 67.5 million years ago, researchers at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, in Canada, said. A close relative of Triceratops, the fossil was found in a part of Canada where horned dinosaurs had not been found before … Read More

Newshunt & Graphic India partner to launch new digital comics section
4:00 pm PDT 04/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Newshunt, a news & eBooks app with over 20 million monthly active users and over 3 billion page views monthly, has partnered with Graphic India, the country’s premier digital comic company focused on creating characters, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms. The partnership will build a new comic offering on Newshunt’s successful platform, bringing hundreds of Graphic India’s digital comics to mobile devices across English, Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam and other local languages. A vast majority of the … Read More

Marvel unleashes the rage with an all-new Hulk and the return of Wolverine teaser
3:00 pm PDT 04/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

If comic fans thought that the month of June belonged to DC Comics who just announced the largest digital sale ever to celebrate their new series launch initiative, ‘DC You’, then they have another thing coming. The rival comic publisher, Marvel just unloaded a bombshell on the web teasing a complete revamp of two of its all-time fan favorite comic super-heroes, the big, green, not-so-jolly Hulk and our favourite mutant Wolverine. While the whole DC universe is going through a … Read More

Pakistan’s comic book ‘Guardians’ educates the youth to stay away from extremism
11:00 am PDT 03/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Last December, when Taliban militants stormed a school in Pakistan’s northwest and killed 150 people, mainly children, in the country’s deadliest terror attack, comic book creators Mustafa Hasnain and Gauhar Aftab decided it was time to act. The pair had already been working on a series to raise awareness about the corruption that plagues the economically-underperforming Muslim giant of 200 million people. But they quickly decided to shift their focus to violent extremism – and felt holding candle-light vigils was not the best … Read More

DC Entertainment looks at tapping a larger audience with ‘DC You’
2:00 pm PDT 30/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The year 2015 has indeed been a game-changer for DC comics as the comic publisher is hitting on all cylinders revamping its characters and promoting newer story lines. The publisher has also created waves in the big-screen space with a powerful roster of live-action adaptions lined up including Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Flash (2018), Aquaman (2018) , Justice League Part 1 and Part 2 (2017) and (2019) respectively. Going toe-to-toe … Read More

5 reasons why Valiant Comics could spice up the age-old rivalry of Marvel V DC on the silver screen
1:30 pm PDT 30/05/2015 By Shivang Arora

Marvel’s Avengers – Age of Ultron is firing all cylinders having already amassed a whopping sum of $1.2 billion world-wide and yet has no plans to stop any time soon. Witnessing this era where live-action comic adaptations are spelling block-busters for the production houses, it is no surprise movie-makers are rushing on to cash on reboots, sequels and introducing newer comic heroes on to the silver screen. Warner Bros. along with DC Comics is stirring up its own kitty of … Read More

‘Free Comic Book Weekend’ returns for third edition on 6 & 7 June
12:00 pm PDT 27/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Enthusiasts and fans can download a host of Indian Comic book titles for free straight on their desktop during the third edition of Free Comic Book Weekend in India. Presented by Comic Con India on 6 and 7 June, it is available on phone or Tablet (iOs, Android & Windows Store) from any part of the country. The main publishers participating in the Third Edition of Free Comic Book Weekend are Amar Chitra Katha, Campfire Graphic Novels, Pop Culture Publishing, Sufi Comics, Diamond … Read More