Comics

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National Award winner Aura Cinematics takes the ‘Sound of Joy’ experience to Comics
8:00 pm PDT 20/08/2015 By Rasika Deshpande

Aura Cinematics has been on a celebration spree ever since its 52 minute animated movie, ‘Sound of Joy’ managed to collect a lot of accolades including a national award as well. Sukankan Roy’s movie which was inspired by Swami Vivekananda bagged the national award in the categories of the best animation film, best animator and best direction in March this year. While speaking to AnimationXpress.com exclusively, Sukankan Roy, director of the film and co-founder of Aura Cinematics expressed his pleasure, … Read More


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Comic books to educate on Intellectual Property Rights
11:30 am PDT 11/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Has it ever happened with you that you have an idea or design about something but didn’t know what to do with it and later on you see that the thought is used by someone else for their business? To solve this knowledge gap, Indian government has come up with a plan to enlighten the young minds about their rights. The government is planning to come out with a series of comic books to increase awareness about the Intellectual Property … Read More


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Archie goes Broadway!
3:00 pm PDT 10/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Once again Archie is coming in news; this time not for its newly launched revamped comic but for its musical. Archie’s will soon be experienced in live action Broadway musical. Writer-director Adam McKay (Anchorman, Antman) and Funny Or Die (Emmy-winning comedy video website and film/TV production company) have joined forces with Archie Comics to bring Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the Riverdale gang to Broadway in an all-new musical. The story of the musical will be written by McKay but … Read More


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Amar Chitra Katha honours ‘Param Vir Chakra’ winning army officials with a Comic
8:30 pm PDT 05/08/2015 By Prerna Kothari

Amar Chitra Katha which is India’s largest selling comic book series has long been a part of the comic industry. Initially promoting Indian culture, it has now expanded its genre with humour as well. The various brands which fall under the ACK Media arm are Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, Karadi Tales, Brainwave, Bright Start and National Geographic. Amar Chitra Katha has come up with many comics around the lives of great warriors who fought for the freedom of our country … Read More


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New Justice League comic reveals Wonder Woman’s India connection
5:00 pm PDT 04/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

In July, DC Universe’s animated film Justice League: Gods and Monsters was released as a digital download where we could see a parallel universe wherein the Justice League is a brutal force that maintains order on Earth and has its own versions of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. In the film it was shown that Wonder Woman is Bekka of the New Gods and the reason why she fled from her people was revealed but she seems like she’s been … Read More


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YRF Entertainment travels to USA turning comic book into mini-series
3:30 pm PDT 04/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

YRF Entertainment is all set to debut on US television by turning the 2008 comic book miniseries ‘The Nye Incidents’ into a TV series. Created by Whitley Strieber and written by Craig Spector, the comic book series is set in the world of alien abductions and centres on a medical examiner hunting down the serial killer who is committing crimes in the alien abductee community. YRF Entertainment CEO Uday Chopra, along with president of production Jonathan Reiman, will produce the … Read More


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Metallica can now be seen in a Comic book
5:00 pm PDT 31/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s not often that we get to see comic book based on a metal band but this band is no regular one. The iconic heavy metal band Metallica now has a comic book biography created by Bluewater Productions, titled ‘Orbit: Metallica’. Though there isn’t any news of a new album following 2008’s Death Magnetic, Metallica fans can cheer up a little by reading this 28 page chronology of the band’s career. The comic is published by StormFront Media and illustrates … Read More


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Rachel McAdams confirms ‘Doctor Strange’ talks with Marvel; may play Clea
9:00 am PDT 28/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

“The Notebook” star Rachel McAdams has confirmed that she is in early talks with Marvel for a role in their upcoming film “Doctor Strange”. The 36-year-old actress, however, said it is too early to discuss anything. “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go – if it’s gonna go anywhere at all,” McAdams said. The True Detective 2 star is rumoured to take a lead role in the upcoming movie. There is no confirmation yet about … Read More


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‘Shazam’ will be Warner Bros’s first attempt to bring some cheer to DC Cinematic Universe
2:00 pm PDT 23/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Over the years Warner Bros has enthralled fans with various genres of movies that have left them with some memorable experiences. Movies like Hangover, The Mask, Horrible Bosses and We’re The Millers have made the audience go laughing their guts out and made them forget their daily troubles. But seems like when WB and DC come together, their movies get a dark, serious tone to them. This can be observed in a filmography that includes: Catwoman, The Dark Knight trilogy … Read More


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‘Archie’ cartoonist, Tom Moore no more
2:00 pm PDT 22/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The famous cartoonist, Tom Moore who was responsible for adding life to the world famous animated comic characters like Archie from the fictional city of Riverdale, passed away in hospice care at his native of El Paso, Texas on early Monday morning. Tom Moore (86), was diagnosed with throat cancer in the earlier week. Archie Comics’ editor in chief, Victor Gorelick, who has worked at the company for more than 50 years, said Moore “was a cartoonist’s cartoonist.” “Tom was very funny … Read More


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Pakistan gets its new comic superhero in ‘Pakistan Man’
2:00 pm PDT 21/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The country that has more often than not been making headlines for all the wrong reasons has some reason to cheer. A few young artists from Pakistan are harnessing the power of their art to help reposition the domestic narrative and provide positive role models in a country severely lacking in them. Among those leading the charge is ‘Pakistan Man’ – the self-proclaimed Pakistani superhero. With a handle bar moustache popular with the land-owning classes and kitted out in the … Read More


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‘1001 Nights’ travels to ComiXology
10:00 am PDT 16/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Big Bad Boo Studios is releasing five new comic-book titles on cloud-based digital comics platforms ComiXology, now through August. The Forbidden City of Shenzhen, Prince Ahmed, Abu Mohammad Lazybones,The Tale of the Mountain and the Valley and Which Way Is Up are all based on Big Bad Boo’s animated TV series 1001 Nights. The digital comics will also contain games and activities for young readers. 1001 Nights is an original comedy series which animates kid-friendly adventures from the famous tales. … Read More