Review Llongo’s Amulet: When being lucky is your bad luck
11:00 am PDT 26/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Title: Llongo’s Amulet Story: Donne Avenell (UK) Art: Heiner Bade (German) Publisher: Frew Comics (Australia) Editor: Dudley Hogarth (Australia) Pages: 36 B&W Price: Aus $3.50 Release Date (Print): 07 October 2016 Age group: All Ages Recently BBC ran a mini series titled “Lucky Man” which was written by Stan Lee, the legendary comic’s creator. Lucky Man is all about a mysterious bracelet which brings good luck to those who are wearing it. The hero of the story wakes up and … Read More

Review: Batman Beyond: Rebirth #01 by DC Comics
1:30 pm PDT 05/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Title: Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics (USA) Editor: Jim Chadwick Pages: 32 colour pages Price: $2.99 Date (Print & Digital): 28 September 2016 Age group: Teen For those who came in late, Batman Beyond was an animated TV Series which was on air in 1999. The timeline is such that, the people of Gotham city haven’t seen Batman for a good 20 years and chaos prevails everywhere. Amidst this, an untamed youth … Read More

Hyderabad becomes more receptive towards Comic Con, say the exhibitors
7:00 pm PDT 28/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Hyderabad Comic Con 2016 was flooded not with rains but with the comic fanatics who were eagerly waiting for this pop culture event since a year. Held on 24 and 25 September, 2016 at Hitex Exhibition Centre, like every year, this year too the show hosted a spectacular line-up of events including special international guest appearances, exclusive experiential and gaming zones, artist alley, fans sessions, cosplay, book launches  and much more. Comic Con India, founder, Jatin Varma shared, “Four years … Read More

Review: Phantom #1764 The Crying Idol by Frew Publications
12:30 pm PDT 27/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Title: The Crying Idol Issue No: 1764 Story: Georges Bess Art: Claes Reimerthi Publisher: Frew Publications Editor: Dudley Hogarth Pages: 34 Pages in B & W Price: Aus $3.50 Date: 26 September 2016 For those who came in late, Frew is the longest running comics magazine publisher in Australia. Started in 1948 by four gentlemen whose first letters formed the brand imprint, Frew is now owned by the fantastic pair of Rene White and Glenn Ford. The publishing editor is the … Read More

Campfire pays tribute to ‘The Beatles’ with its graphic novel
7:00 pm PDT 24/09/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Author: Jason Quinn Illustrator: Lalit Kumar Sharma Publisher: Campfire Age group: All ages Price: Rs 399 Being ‘arguably’ the biggest rock band in the world is something which doesn’t come easily. Behind the stardom there’s the hidden struggle and stories, and encapsulating their journey is Campfire’s graphic novel ‘The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays’. Recently, the Beatles completed 50 years (of being a famous band) and that’s when the idea to pen this graphic novel dawned upon the Campfire team. Says … Read More

Preview: Fanboys by Abhijeet Kini Studios
4:45 pm PDT 20/09/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Story by: Abhijeet Kini Art by: Abhijeet Kini Publisher: Abhijeet Kini Studios Age group: All ages Price: Rs 120 The creator of the beloved Angry Maushi comics Abhijeet Kini is all set to introduce a new comedic comic – Fanboys. The 16 page digest size comic will be getting a black and white treatment. Here’s the synopsis of the comic: Fanboys is a tale of 3 comic buffs who want attend a Comic Con but can’t. They make a deal … Read More

Preview: Damned #1 by Chariot Comics
2:30 pm PDT 19/09/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Story by: Aniruddho Chakraborty Art by: Tarun Kumar Sahu and Tadam Gayadu Publisher: Chariot Comics Age group: 12 + Price: Rs 150 Almost a year back, Chariot Comics decided to come out with a soft reboot of Damned Series Damned #1: Vampire Monks of Piyang. Now, after the success of VRICA: Ascension Protocol and the fact that they are in a stage to expand their character roster – the decision to release Damned got finalised. Here’s the synopsis of the comic: The year is … Read More

‘V for Vendetta’ writer and comic book legend Alan Moore announces retirement
10:30 am PDT 10/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Being regarded as the best graphic novel writer in history isn’t something which comes easily to one. One needs to earn that title and Alan Moore’s exemplary work defines why he’s regarded as one. The 62 year old comic book writing legend (as he prefers the term comic over graphic novel) has co-created influential titles like V For Vendetta and Watchmen. And now, he has announced that he’s planning to retire from the comic book-penning world. Moore confirmed to Guardian … Read More

Stan Lee reveals his cameo projects; won’t mind starring in DCEU
11:15 am PDT 06/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s a known fact that Stan Lee has bestowed Marvel with some of the most popular superheroes in its history. Be it the X-Men, Spider-Man or even the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Iron Man, Stan Lee has made them all which led to the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation. Due to his immense contribution at Marvel, Stan Lee is often seen doing cameo appearances in many of the … Read More

‘Archie Comics’ writer Dan Parent and ‘V for Vendetta’ artist David Lloyd to attend Hyderabad Comic Con 2016
3:15 pm PDT 25/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

As the days for one of the biggest pop culture event in India is approaching, everyone is gearing up to attend it, right from cosplayers to the comic book publishers to the comic world fans. The 4th edition of Alto Hyderabad Comic Con is set to take place on 24 and 25 September 2016 between 11 am to 8 pm at Hitex Exhibition Center. With a sold out show last year, HCC 2016 will be much bigger and better with an … Read More

DC Comics ‘The Monolith’ to now get a movie treatment
2:00 pm PDT 24/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With Suicide Squad, DC Comics opened gates for the lesser known characters from their huge comic library and seems like yet another graphic novel will now be getting a movie treatment. As reported by THR, Lionsgate is developing an adaptation of The Monolith, the graphic novel series by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. The Monolith centers on Alice Cohen, an ex-junkie who inherits a house in Brooklyn from her deceased grandmother. She discovers a diary there that reveals the creation … Read More

DC Comics comedy series ‘Powerless’ turns powerless as showrunner departs
4:00 pm PDT 17/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The DC comics comedy series Powerless is literally turning ‘powerless’. The sitcom creator Ben Queen has departed the series. Producers NBC and Warner Bros. Television are on their search for a new showrunner. The production on the midseason series has been postponed till a replacement for Queen will be found. Ideally, the production for the show was slated to begin at month’s end. Queen’s decision to depart the project starring Vanessa Hudgens was a mutual one and stemmed from creative … Read More