DC Rebirth Reviewed: Batman, Superman, Green Arrow

So the much hyped and mixedly anticipated DC: Rebirth has gotten underway.

I don’t know what your background with all this is but here’s mine: I’m a DC fan since I was a kid, long before I was a Marvel fan or read any other comics besides Lee Falks Phantom, Tintin, Asterix and stuff like Amar Chitra Katha. I’ve had my ups and downs but I admit that the last 5 years have steadily seen me go from ardent DC follower to reading less and less and less until I had only 3 or 4 DC comics in my pull-list the past year or so. Continue reading “DC Rebirth Reviewed: Batman, Superman, Green Arrow”

Regarding Indian Comics (Open Letter 2.0)

First of all, I want to give a HUGE thanks to everyone out there. My recent Open Letter regarding the state of affairs in the comic industry here in India not only got some lively responses here on the blog, but I also saw it being shared by both fellow creators as well as comic-fans on social media and generate some pretty intense and heated discussion – which by the way, were stunningly calm and interesting to read through.
This last bit is something that we so rarely see in online discussion that I was just a little bit amazed. Kudos to all who were partaking in the debating!

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An open letter to Indian comic readers.

To all my fellow desi comic readers,
I’ve been pondering for years now and am still unable to answer certain dilemmas as a member of the India-indie-comics-scene and part-time publisher, so I’m putting it all out to you, the readers, and want to see what your reactions and thoughts are on these matters.

The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester (Book Review)

Spiders’ Storybook Scrutinies

The Demolished ManThe Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

My rating : 4.5 of 5 stars

I was never aware of Alfred Bester beyond knowing the name in passing, being a fan of science fiction for so long – but eventually I decided to try out this book with a plot most intriguing.

Our primary character/protagonist and the antagonist are in my view, a debatable pair here. But that might be confusing to follow so let me get to the story itself first.

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Reviewed : Transmetropolitan Vol. 1 – Back on the Street

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Warren Ellis (Publisher : DC/Vertigo) “After years of self imposed exile from a civilisation rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates … Continue reading Reviewed : Transmetropolitan Vol. 1 – Back on the Street