Christopher Nolan Pens ‘Interstellar’ Comic to fill the sci-fi’s backstory
1:45 pm PDT 19/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Christopher Nolan is filling in a piece of the Interstellar storyline. Nolan has written a new comic book centering on Dr. Mann (played by Matt Damon in a piece of surprise casting) and his robot KIPP. “Absolute Zero” looks at a key point in his personal journey that takes place before he’s introduced in the film. The seven-page comic book will be featured in the upcoming issue of Wired, which Nolan is guest-editing. Nolan has generally avoided releasing deleted scenes … Read More

There’s a new hero surfacing in Captain Euro for Europe
1:30 pm PDT 19/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

There is now a new superhero on the blocks, his aim is to respond to the rise of euroscepticism and keep Europe united. Real-name Adam Andros, Captain Euro doesn’t have any super powers per se, apart from of course his “near superhuman powers of persuasion and ability with languages”. According to his official website, he uses “the power of the intellect, strategy and common sense to solve humanity’s problems and defeat Europe’s adversaries”. Captain Euro first emerged in the 1990s … Read More

Comic Con to arrive at Mumbai this December!
2:25 pm PDT 15/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Comic Con India plans to celebrate all things Pop Culture, with its biggest pop culture event of the year- Mumbai Film and Comic Con. The convention will take place at Bombay Exhibition Centre from 19 to 21 December 2014 between 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mumbai Film and Comic Con 2014 will be Featuring content from leading international pop culture brands in Gaming, TV shows and Movies. It will be hosting one of its kinds, interactive and experiential over 50 … Read More

Cartoon Network Enterprises and PepperScript come together to launch comics
1:30 pm PDT 06/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the licensing and merchandising division of Turner International India, has partnered with PepperScript Publishers to bring back its evergreen characters through new comic books. The pre-order of the comic books has commenced and will be sold exclusively through the e-commerce platform Amazon for the year 2014. The Cartoon Network comic books will be based on their classic franchises and will be called ‘Remix’. Turner International India MD South Asia Siddharth Jain said in a press statement: … Read More

Fenil Comics adds ‘Secret Agent OM’ to its ever growing character library
1:30 pm PDT 04/11/2014 By Niyati Handa

Being one of the biggest fans of Hindi comics, Fenil Sherdiwala, Founder, Fenil comics started developing new characters for his comics in 2010 with an aim to bring a fresh breath of air in the comic space and also to his readers with newly designed superheroes. With more than 36 comic characters in already developed, the company is launching its new comic Secret Agent Om later this year. Faulaad, Blackgold, Crimefighter are some of their most read comics in India. … Read More

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’
9:30 am PDT 29/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

After months of speculations, the Sherlock famed Benedict Cumberbatch is the final choice for the titular role in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange. Slated for release on 8 July 2016, the feature will be directed by Scott Derrickson. Cumberbatch will play Dr Stephen Strange, a former neurosurgeon who, after losing the use of his hands, turns to the mystic arts and the occult. He will serve as the Sorcerer Supreme – the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. … Read More

‘Archie’ to be adapted as ‘Riverdale’ on small screen; Fox to air the series
10:30 am PDT 25/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The popular characters from the Archie comics are reportedly headed for the small screen as an adaptation based on the comic book is in progress. After Fox gained the rights of the TV adaptation of the comic series, Archie will now be a one-hour drama on TV, titled Riverdale. The project will have Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is best known for his Glee, as a writer, while it will be produced by Greg Berlanti, of Arrow and The Flash fame. “This … Read More

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Graphic India eye Bollywood with ‘Chakra the Invincible’ film
5:00 pm PDT 23/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In a year dominated by superhero films based on Stan Lee’s co-creations including, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Captain America The Winter Soldier” and “X-Men Days of Future Past,”the legendary creator is now looking at India with aspirations to make his first Bollywood film. Graphic India, India’s leading character Entertainment Company, and Lee’s POW! Entertainment launched “Chakra The Invincible,” last year as a kids animated franchise. The hero built a worldwide following through animation on Cartoon Network India and a digital … Read More

Orange Radius’ ‘Garuda’ to soar at Bangalore Comic-Con 2015!
4:30 pm PDT 18/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

Garuda, an online comic by Orange Radius is a story about Bhairo, an adolescent Yamaduta rose in the deserts of Naraka. It is set in the Bronze Age and starts after the 10th Devasur Sangram. Many pre-harappan cities and races are intertwined in the never ending cycle of war. Haunted by his traumatic past, Bhairo starts searching for his remaining family and discovers that his army stands against his only surviving family, his twin sister Vishakha. “Back in my MBA … Read More

Jason Momoa to play DC comics’ ‘Aquaman’!
3:00 pm PDT 18/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Finally, Jason Momoa best known for his role as Khal Drogo on HBO series Game of Thrones has officially confirmed to play the lead superhero role of Aquaman in his own stand-alone franchise for the DC CinematicUniverse with Warner Bros. Warner Bros.’ chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara made the announcement on Wednesday morning during an investor’s conference where he also revealed the studio’s upcoming film schedule. Aquaman was created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger in 1940. This fictional character debuted in More Fun Comics#73 in November … Read More

Dynamite Entertainment announces return of Bond comics in 2015
9:00 am PDT 16/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

My name is Bond, James Bond! The 007 adventure is returning to comics. US publisher Dynamite Entertainment has announced its partnership with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd., the company that owns and administers the literary copyright of Ian Fleming’s published works, including his fourteen James Bond books. “It’s good to have comics having more opportunity to show what they can do and the comics could be way better than the movie have been because they are not hampered by budget and big stars … Read More

Hyderabad Comic Con gets a mixed response this year
7:30 am PDT 16/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

The first ever action packed annual edition of Hyderabad Comic Con organised by Comic Con India received a grand response from fans from all age groups. The 3 day fest took place at Hitex Exhibition Centre from 10-12 October 2014. “It was great! Beyond what we initially expected, Hyderabad certainly is in for bigger and better conventions in the coming years. The footfall was more than last year and certainly a great start to our ticketing initiative,” said Comic Con India, founder … Read More