The comic that sheds light on the basic ‘Adhikaar’ of women
7:00 pm PDT 04/02/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

“One is not born, but rather becomes a woman!” – Simone de Beauvoir Since the inception of universe, women have always been considered the “second sex”. In fact, they were also being deprived of their basic right of enfranchisement – voting. From then, women have come a long way fighting for their position in the society including their household. As Oprah Winfrey said, “Their [men] time is up”, the wave of women empowerment has swept the world off its feet … Read More

A meditation on Graphic Novels.
6:00 pm PDT 04/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Many profound works of animation have managed to puncture a hole in the long-held yet ignorant perception that animated cartoons only appeal to kids. Yet there is some ground to cover when it comes to giving the same credence to comic books and graphic novels.  Last year when political commentator and comedian Bill Mahr publically lampooned and undermined the fandom around Stan Lee and comic books, the debate of whether comic books and graphic novels are sources of depth and substance or … Read More

Review: Treble Comics’ ‘A Song of Heroes’ is a gripping comic-book
6:00 pm PDT 01/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

A Song of Heroes opens with servile overtures as the winged minions that serve the Red Wizard buzz about in his service. Here we witness how Red Wizard’s oppressive emerald eyes have an evil glint as he looms over his fiefdom, setting the tone for what he is up to. As we go along learning about the motives of characters, we are made aware of the object they are all in search of; the proto-skull. The multiracial microcosmic universe in … Read More

Hear it from the first Indian to write for DC Comics – Ram Venkatesan on ‘Batman Secret Files #1’
7:00 pm PDT 28/01/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

There’s hardly any comic lover who doesn’t admire Batman. He has always been a fan-favourite since its inception in the comics universe in 1939 (Detective Comics). The Dark Knight has an overwhelming fan-base across the globe and has been featured on innumerable comics over the years, including Batman Secret Files #1, the latest one in the Secret Files and Origins. Secret Files and Origins is a series of one-shot comic books and mini-series produced by DC Comics. Published in October … Read More

Instagram – Comic artists’ new art gallery
6:00 pm PDT 28/01/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Instagram changed the perception of people towards social media. With a platform that was intended to share visual content, it has now empowered artists from around the globe to share their artwork and showcase their talent to the world. Instagram has become a platform for cartoonists to release their work regularly and make it reach out to their audience. With various Instagram accounts open for users to scroll through and make their otherwise dull day fun and interesting, Green Humour, … Read More

Cyclops’ Resurrection scene revealed in the ‘Uncanny X-Men’ annual
2:00 pm PDT 25/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men annual quenched many curiosities recently including the story of how Cyclops was raised from the dead. Starting off with the shot of Scott Summers’ grave, but an optic blast shattered the ground from within and out crawls Cyclops, confused as to whether or not he is dead. As Cable reveals to him, the key to his resurrection was reposed in the hands of someone he helped when he was young. The scene cut across to a school that Cyclops … Read More

Superior Spider-Man gets a new superpower
2:30 pm PDT 24/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

In the current Superior Spider-Man series from Mike Hawthorne and Christos N. Gage, Otto Octavius wears a Spider-Man costume. This version of Spidey is already incredibly powerful, courtesy of the intellect and ruthlessness of Dr. Octavius, but the character got a massive upgrade in the recent issue that takes him to a volatile adventure. The majority of Superior Spider-Man #2 focuses on a fight between Otto and Terrax in the middle of San Francisco. Otto does his best to remain but he could … Read More

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’s groot sports a new look
1:00 pm PDT 24/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Over the years, the Guardians of the Galaxy have been through many ups and downs. While Gamora is a villain of some sort and Rocket has skedaddled, Drax is dead. The last remaining guardians are just Quill and Groot but that’s not the only change. Recently we saw a new look of Groot. Guardians of the Galaxy #1 largely deals with ultimate devastation from Infinity Wars which saw Thanos decimate and the universe folded into itself, the latter of which was largely rectified … Read More

‘The Great Dara Singh Comic’s artist bares it all
6:00 pm PDT 23/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Long before the enigma of professional wrestling had swept over the country with names like Great Khali and Jinder Mahal representing Indian aspirations, Dara Singh Randhawa was already a household name for his wrestling skills and his successful acting stint. Widely regarded as India’s first action film hero, Singh had not only made his mark in the country but also bagged many titles internationally. Dara Singh’s ideas and messages are still relevant in current times. We spoke to the comic … Read More

‘Marvel Team-Up’ relaunching in April centering around Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel
1:00 pm PDT 23/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel’s one of the most iconic series, Marvel Team-Up is all set to make a return in April. Writer Eve Ewing is going to relaunch the series with a Spider-Man centric storyline accompanied by Ms. Marvel aka the soon-to-be cinematic hero known as Captain Marvel. As Marvel puts it- After a science demonstration at Empire State University goes awry, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man find themselves tangled up in the same chaotic adventure. So is it destiny? Or disaster?! As told … Read More

Digitisation – A boon for the Indian comic industry?
4:00 pm PDT 22/01/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

From Amar Chitra Katha to Champak, Chandamama, Tinkle, Nagraj, Super Commando Dhruv and many others, our childhood was made all the more blissful with these comics. Vacations were never complete without them! With the world changing at a faster pace, technology has taken a toll on these fond memories. Kids these days prefer mobile games over outdoor games and kindle screens over traditional paper books. With the growing use of smartphones, tablets and other digital screens, major publishers are releasing … Read More

Will we see Cyborg in the ‘Young Justice: Outsider’?
12:00 pm PDT 21/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

We get to know the goals of the light and how the characters of the Justice league plan to stop the team in the recent episodes of Young Justice but it also teases a new generation of heroes. While Teen Titans were nowhere to be seen in the animated series so far, the episode Evolution and its follow up Triptych make it clear that more members of the fan-favourite superhero group could be coming soon. Spoiler alert, during a scene … Read More