comic books

FROM PAGES TO PIXELS / Is the whimsy in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies’ whimsical enough?

A rather random yet enjoyable song highlights how everything is political, from the lunch we eat to the way we dress for school.

Across the Spider-Verse: Faithfulness to the comics

Bendis intentionally put a stark difference between Peter and Miles, so that comic book fans would not feel that their favourite web-swinger was being replaced by just another goody-two-shoes, just with a racial make-up switch.

Can Bangladeshi manga make it to Japan? We asked ‘Source?’

“Within just two weeks of the launch, we sold almost 500 copies."

Fiction / AI generated Bangladeshi comic ‘Manobjatir Grohon’: An initiative with potential

We find out that civilisation underwent the threat of extinction, where only a few survived. About 100 years later, Anika, a 19-year-old girl, comes across an orb-like glowing “machine” that is meant to “change the fate of the current humanity forevermore.”

A graphic novel on the push and pull of friendships

The stories occur in places deeply etched into many of our memories—from rooftops to buses to benches in the park to the digital world of emails and texts.

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / Dhaka Comics' 'Protibastob' is a big step forward in our comic book industry

The 22 stories are written by popular, contemporary writers with big names such as Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Ahsan Habib, and Mehedi Haque.

The reasons backlash over diverse casting in The Sandman is groundless

The inclusivity in The Sandman’s casting never seemed like pandering to “woke” culture.

OPINION / Gaiman’s Paradox: When adaptations are overanalysed

The approach to critiquing any adaptation is to judge it as a separate piece of work, rather than as a companion piece for the book.

FROM PAGES TO PIXELS / Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ re-creates Neil Gaiman’s world in its own image

If you didn’t read The Sandman, watch The Sandman. If you read The Sandman, don’t expect the same magic as in the pages.

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

The Archies: What do we know about Zoya Akhtar's adaptation of the beloved comics?

Acclaimed Indian director Zoya Akhtar has started shooting for her upcoming Netflix live-action musical film, "The Archies". For the project, the streamer has partnered with Archie Comics. Akhtar is known for her cerebral takes in mainstream Hindi cinema. To give the adaptation an Indian spin, she will be taking us back in time as it will be set in the 1960s. 

March 5, 2022
March 5, 2022

The Bat-Mania and the Comics that Fuel it

Eventually, though, I did land on it, my first Bat-memory. It originated where my fandom for most superheroes originates—the land of comic books,

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