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

#FeatureFriday: Following the trend, the Indian comic characters take the #10yearchallenge
7:00 pm PDT 18/01/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Searching for a 10 year old photograph of yours? Cannot miss the trend, right? The 10 year challenge has taken the social media world on fire. Its trending and how! Not just the youngsters, even the senior citizens are flaunting their transformation over the years through pictures. The meme started to take off after the start of the new year, largely on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Some say it’s a trick Facebook is using to get users’ data, some find … Read More

European AVGC sees sharp increase in streaming video consumption
4:00 pm PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

ResearchAndMarkets launched a report of ‘European Animation, VFX & Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities, 2019’ recently. The report states that the total value of the European animation industry was $45.6 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $46.2 billion by 2020. The size of European video gaming industry was $19 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach 21.5 billion by 2020. The spend on special effects as a per cent of production cost is about 20-25 per cent. … Read More

Laurel and Hardy will be returning to comics
1:00 pm PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

American Mythology Comics is bringing Laurel and Hardy’s shenanigans back to their fans. The publisher plans to celebrate and pay tribute to Stan and Ollie’s legacy by bringing the new stories to fans. The publisher is producing a new series and reprinting the tales with writers S.A. Check (The Three Stooges, Casper, Legend Gary), and Jordan Gershowitz (Tom and Jerry, Danger Mouse, Sesame Street). Art for the new series will be created by veteran comic artist, Jorge Pacheco (Rocky & … Read More

Comic Writer of ‘Star Wars comics’ Announces Final Issue
12:00 pm PDT 15/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Having kept the fans gripped with dozens of issues of Star Wars Comics, writer Kieron Gillen recently revealed his plans of calling the curtains on the Stars Wars with his final issue #67 for the Galaxy so far, It’s also important to understand that Gillen might return in the future if he wishes from what he said in his newsletter. “I have three issues left to write in ‘The Scourging of Shu-Torun.’ That’s issue 67, the end of my story, … Read More

Ranveer Singh features on Tinkle’s cover
12:30 pm PDT 12/01/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Tinkle, the most sought after kids’ magazine is loved by all age groups. Though targeted towards school children, the magazine is popular among adults too. Acquired by ACK Media, the magazine contains comics, stories, puzzles, quizzes, contests and features to keep the kids occupied. Apart from English, Tinkle is published in many other Indian languages. The characters from the magazine, including Supandi, Shikari Shambhu, Tantri the Mantri, Butterfingers, Kalia the crow, Pyarelal, Defective Detectives, Nasruddin Hodja, Ina, mina, Mynah, Mo … Read More

Chacha Chaudhary the unofficial ambassador of Swachh Bharat Mission?
5:30 pm PDT 10/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Seems like the legendary Indian comic hero, Chacha Chaudhary has become the unofficial ambassador of ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission with the launch of fifth comic book from Diamond Toons. Titled, Chacha Chaudhary, Mowgli and Swachh Nagar, it is in continuation to the ‘Swachh Bharat’ comic series created by Diamond Toons. The book also involves iconic character Mowgli and the giant Sabu along with Chacha Chaudhary guiding and creating awareness on dry and wet garbage segregation. With back to back editions of … Read More

DC Comics joins ComiXology Unlimited
11:30 am PDT 10/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

ComiXology, the digital comic subscription service offers various titles to grab for a monthly subscription. And now, DC Comics has joined the ranks of publishers participating in ComiXology Unlimited. The publisher will also be making its books available to subscribers of Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited. Digital Comics have become a huge rage in the recent years and has been a boon for readers who have no access to local comic shops. DC Comics is the first major publisher to … Read More

DC pays tribute to Stan Lee in this week’s Comics
1:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

In a tribute to the Marvel Legend Stan Lee, who passed away at the age of 95 on 12 November 2018, DC Comics dedicated the final page to him in all their book releases this week.  The message reads ‘With Utmost Respect from the Distinguished Competition… ‘Excelsior!’   Distinguished Competition was the nickname Lee used for DC when he would joke about them in Marvel letters pages. Before Lee and his partners Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko created a multitude of characters … Read More

Fenil Comics
Fenil Comics released two new comics on New Years’ Eve
4:30 pm PDT 03/01/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Fenil Comics released two new comics, The Enlightened 3 and Simha, bringing new stories for the readers in the New Year. “We were awaiting the release of both the titles. And we have received a good response from the Fenil fans by far,” said Sherdiwala. The Enlightened 3 is the third installment of The Enlightened series in Hindi. It’s a story of the reincarnation of Buddha. Siddharth, the main character from the comic is a businessman and his family business is … Read More

Marvel releases the trailer of ‘War of the Realms’
11:30 am PDT 29/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Entertainment has released a new teaser trailer for next year’s War of the Realms. From the award-winning Mighty Thor team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson, War of the Realms is a crossover event that will have every great Marvel hero to save Earth and beyond from complete annihilation. “The story really begins when that war that’s been brewing for years in the pages of Thor explodes here in Midgard,” said writer Jason Aaron in a statement. … Read More