Abhijeet Kini launches ‘Rhyme Fighters’ with ACK veteran Savio Mascarenhas
1:00 pm PDT 12/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Whilst it was just another routine evening for the hoi polloi in the city, the dusk of 11 October 2017 marked a significant occasion for comic artist Abhijeet Kini. As from the writer who has long amused the comic aficionados with quirky tales of Fanboys, Super Weirdos, Dental Diaries and Angry Maushi, comes a new range of short stories in Rhyme Fighters with (as the name suggests) a rhythmic touch. Kini’s latest creation is an “ode to unsung heroes” of … Read More

Batman Vs Joker: The evolution of DC’s biggest rivals
5:54 pm PDT 11/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

  A shrill laugh suffocates a city, drowning it in madness and intoxicating it with destruction. As chaos tips the balance and as the rain floods the unjust night, a symbol is flashed across the night sky. It is something that brings fear to the hearts of the unjust. Now dawns a fight of two iconic characters, the Batman and the Joker. In 1940, these characters were published for the first time by Detective Comics as rivals. Since then, these … Read More

Xilam inks deal with Centum for ‘Oggy and the Cockroaches’ and ‘Zig & Sharko’ novels
2:00 pm PDT 11/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Xilam Animation has secured a deal with France and UK based publisher, Centum Books, to license Xilam’s flagship brand Oggy and the Cockroaches in France. The French publishing deal, which also includes Xilam’s Zig & Sharko, will launch in Spring 2018 with an extensive range of first-ever story books and novels. Centum managing director Fiona Macmillan says: “Our French office has seen significant growth in the last eighteen months and securing these two brands within our portfolio takes the company into the next part … Read More

Shamik Dasgupta on the launch of Rakshak 3 and 4 and what to expect in ‘The Village’
1:00 pm PDT 10/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Its releases galore at Yali Dream Creations, as the third as well as the fourth part of the popular series Rakshak have hit the stands simultaneously. Writer Shamik Dasgupta continues the desi vigilante’s saga and his quest against injustice. However this time around, the Rakshak isn’t all alone. There are new crusaders in town to aid and abet the former in his noble cause. For instance, Deven Pandey aka Hammer, is a poor blacksmith who doesn’t let his straitened circumstances … Read More

Holy Cow CEO Vivek Goel on what’s brewing in new editions of ‘Age of Immortals’ and ‘Caster’
1:00 pm PDT 09/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

The passion for giving out more and more to the comic industry has what kept Holy Cow Entertainment CEO Vivek Goel going. Having given the fans some memorable tales in the form of Ravanayan, Shaitaan, Kaamotsav and the cult series Aghori, Holy Cow prepares to launch the new editions of Age of Immortals and Caster. In an interview with AnimationXpress, Goel shares some more information and insights into the new releases. Could you give us the synopsis of third issue … Read More

‘The Flash’ season four: What we can expect
11:00 am PDT 09/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Just when things seemed all fine and dandy after defeating the God of speed Savitar, the speedforce ruined Barry Allan’s moment with Iris West as the former had to depart to the parallel universe. Now, months later, The Flash returns – for the fourth bite of the cherry. Newer challenges lie in wait as newer supervillains are lurking around Central City, waiting to rear their ugly heads. And of course, the impending wedding of Barry and Iris is what the … Read More

The India-only Archie comics coming to Comic Con this year
6:00 pm PDT 05/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Archie and the gang from Riverdale are officially coming to India this year in the Comic Con India shows 2017 for Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Comic Con India in collaboration with Archie Publications has commissioned special #1 editions of popular Archie titles with exclusive India-only covers. Each pass holder to Comic Con India shows this year will receive the exclusive edition comic with a customised city cover. Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma said, “One of the first comics … Read More

Indie Comix Fest 2017 marks its debut edition with resounding success
5:00 pm PDT 03/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Comix India-backed Indie Comix Fest debuted with its maiden edition on 2 October 2017 in Colaba’s Y.W.C.A and suffice to say, the event was a resounding success. Co-organised by The Pulpocracy and WonTolla, the festival was light up with comic writers and illustrators from Mumbai, Delhi, Goa and so on, showcasing their comic strips, illustrations, graphic novels and so much more! Whilst the festival was the first under its name, the platform provided a great opportunity for the comic industry … Read More

Caity Lotz shares first look poster of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ season three
7:15 pm PDT 02/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

They may be a relatively new superhero ensemble, but they are the legends in making. And now, The Legends of Tomorrow are returning next week for the third time of asking. To spice up the things further, one of the show’s lead Caity Lotz, who plays Black Canary, has exclusively shared a poster for the upcoming season three on Twitter, setting the fanbase abuzz. Featuring everyone from the team – Atom, Firestorm, Heat Wave, Dr.Stein, Vixen, Steel and Black Canary … Read More

Abhijeet Kini to pay ode to unsung heroes in his next outing ‘Rhyme Fighters’
7:14 pm PDT 02/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

While we still couldn’t get enough of the cantankerous Angry Maushi and her tantrums, prominent illustrator-animator Abhijeet Kini has a lot more in store for all the comic aficionados in the coming days. His latest work, Rhyme Fighters – Odes to our unsung heroes, will be a 20-page comic replete with illustrated rhymes that pays tribute to the aam aadmis that we come across so often in the hustling-and-bustling city like Mumbai, yet somehow never find themselves in the public … Read More

Fox release first six minutes of upcoming show ‘The Gifted’
2:00 pm PDT 29/09/2017 By Sachin Bhat

A new generation of mutants are coming this next week to bowl you over with a whole new set of superpowers to witness, as The Gifted conjures its TV debut. However, as we move ever closer to its much anticipated premiere, Fox have burgeoned the excitement with the release of the first six-minute from the show’s first episode! Directed by four-time X-Men director Bryan Singer, the opening sequence of the series involves cops supposedly chasing a mutant under the dark, … Read More

X-Men’s Jean Grey to return to comics after 13 years
12:00 pm PDT 20/09/2017 By Sachin Bhat

As Marvel gears up to thrust some of its prominent superheroes back in the mix with the launch of new comic series Marvel Legacy, here’s another forgotten Marvel character getting its moment under the sun! Jean Grey, a pre-eminent mutant from the X-Men franchise, is purportedly being defibrillated for the upcoming five-part Phoenix Resurrection comic series. The ‘Red Dark Phoenix’ looked to be consigned to the pages of history books as Grey ceased to appear in any of the Marvel … Read More