Guest Column| Comics: The desi scenario – Abhijeet Kini
3:00 pm PDT 23/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

I strongly believe that Indian comics are here to stay. No matter what cynicism is directed at this medium in our country, the buzz is strong with comics today. So whenever I’m asked during panel discussions or interviews about ‘The current state of Indian comics’, I always has a positive response to it. I find that this kind of a response is something that people aren’t ready to get convinced with, but I feel that it’s a fact. The problem … Read More

‘Winter Child’: Science and Mythology reinterpreted beyond Ice- Apocalypse
12:00 pm PDT 23/04/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

When it comes to vastness, there’s hardly anything as unfathomable and mysterious as the Hindu mythology. It has penetrated deep into our cultures, traditions, daily life and even psyche. Science, on the other hand seems to have logical explanations to almost everything. So when artist Soumyadipta Roy and his wife Riddhi Joshi, a 3D interior designer, found themselves in an engaging debate over science and mythology, they knew it wasn’t going to end soon. The argument raised questions like-“Couldn’t it … Read More

DC’s Superman turns 80; Henry Cavill pays tribute
4:00 pm PDT 19/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

DC comics creation Superman, one of the most well known and popular comic character in the history, turned 80 today. The Man of Steel, as he’s fondly called, was first conceived in 1933 when two high school students Jerry Seigel and artist Joe Shuster came up with the character in one of their sketches, before selling it to Detective Comics, later rechristened to DC, back in 1938 for a sum of US $130. Supposedly the strongest of all the heroes … Read More

Spielberg to bring DC’s ‘Blackhawk’ on screen
1:00 pm PDT 18/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Steven Spielberg makes his way to the world of DC with the adaptation of Blackhawk which he will produce and possibly direct, making it his first feature based on characters from the comic book franchise. This news was announced by Warner Bros. (with whom Spielberg and his Amblin Entertainment are reteaming) a day after Spielberg became the first director to cross the $10-billion threshold in global box office for Ready Player One (which features cameo appearances by Batman, Harley Quinn, Batgirl … Read More

Action Comics to achieve a new landmark with the 1,000th issue and an exciting new release line-up
2:00 pm PDT 16/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Action Comics is about to reach a milestone this week with its 1000th issue, celebrating Superman’s 80th birthday. Publisher Jim Lee is one of the creators behind the cover for the seminal issue featuring the iconic superhero on the cover. This special issue which will be out this Wednesday will include the best of all the Superman stories. ‘The Man of Steel’ made his comic debut back in 1938 making him the first comic book superhero. Even after all these … Read More

Comics signed by Stan Lee’s reputedly stolen blood being sold in Las Vegas
3:30 pm PDT 09/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Stan Lee, the legendary comics’ figure who helped bring many of Marvel’s most iconic characters to life, has been in the news lately for a bizarre reason. A horrifying report claims that his former business associate has stolen vials of the 95-year-old veteran’s blood to sign comics and spin a fortune. The comics in question were being sold at the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (The Mighty Thor, Rise of the Black Panther) at Treasure Island, Las Vegas bearing certificates attesting that they’re ‘Hand-Stamped Signature … Read More

Overwatch’s latest comic, ‘Retribution’ explores the history of Blackwatch
4:00 pm PDT 06/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The newest Overwatch comic titled Retribution gives an in-depth look into the early days of Blackwatch, its black ops division before the organization’s fall.

The comic ties in with an ‘archive’ of news, posted yesterday about the Oslo Incident, in which the reporters were informed about the investigation of the attack had begun, but that it was too early to identify any suspects. Archives also hinted at the new PvE mission taken from Overwatch’s history taking us back to a developer update video earlier in the week, in which Jeff Kaplan revealed that last year’s Uprising event will be renamed to Overwatch. Read More

‘Calvin and Hobbes’ and ‘Bloom County’ team up for new strip ‘Calvin County’
12:00 pm PDT 02/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County, two of the most popular comics come together in a throwback comics-page mega-team-up. The strip titled Calvin County was posted on Bloom County creator Berke Breathed’s official Facebook page. Originated from a comic strip known as The Academia Waltz, Bloom County began in late 1980 by the Washington Post Writers’ Group and continued till 6 August, 1989. It was a subversive work of satire that examined political and cultural events through the viewpoint of a fictitious small town in Middle America, where children emanate adult personalities and … Read More

‘Jessica Jones’ and its creator Brian Bendis bids adieu to the Marvel Universe
4:00 pm PDT 31/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The upcoming 18 April issue of Action Comics will not only feature the final episode of Jessica Jones, but will also mark its creator, Brian Michael Bendis’ (Miles Morales, Jessica Jones and Ironheart) farewell to the Marvel Universe. It’s been an eventful six months for him, as in November the comics world was stirred by the news that the writer who had made Ultimate Spider-Man more popular than regular Spider-Man was leaving Marvel for an exclusive contract with DC Comics. In December he narrowly escaped death after being hospitalised … Read More

‘The Fantastic Four’ returns in a new comic series by Marvel
1:00 pm PDT 30/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel has announced the return of The Fantastic Four in a new comic book series, the news of which was teased on Twitter prior to the official video reveal. The company’s very first superhero team returns to pages after missing in action for years. (The Fantastic Four hasn’t been published in comic book form since 2015) Marvel has brought in Dan Scott and Sara Pichelli (Guardians of theGalaxy, Runaways, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man) to craft a new monthly series, writing and illustrating respectively, with new books featuring the group. The new collection is expected … Read More

Marvel release official trailer of ‘Cloak and Dagger’
11:00 am PDT 21/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

In the long conveyor belt of Marvel comics that are translated onto the TV screens, the latest to pop out of the same is Cloak and Dagger, the official trailer of which the studios released earlier in the day. Based on two teenagers Tyron Johnson, or Cloak, and Tandy Bowen, or Dagger, the story revolves around how the two got involved in a freak accident during their yesteryear that ended up gifting them contrasting superpowers, only for destiny to unite … Read More

Black Panther’s warrior tribe Dora Milaje gets comic treatment from Marvel
6:00 pm PDT 19/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel’s last roll-out Black Panther has been a smash hit in all quarters and for numerous reasons. One of them is Wakanda’s all-women warrior tribe Dora Milaje spearheaded by a formidable leader in Okoye, who fight it out valiantly against Killmonger and W’Kabi’s forces in safeguarding the hermit kingdom from their sinister clasps. The fans were left clamouring for more post witnessing the movie, and seems Marvel is all ears about the same as new comics based completely on Dora … Read More