Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicComic book

Topic: comic book

Raj Comics – publishers who brought home your friendly, neighbourhood desi superheroes

From ‘Nagraj’, the king of snakes, to anti-hero ‘Doga’, ‘Dhruva’, the super commando, to 'Parmanu', Raj Comics gave Indian children a whole new world of original Indian heros.

Two RSS comics that captured the imagination of kids & teenagers, inspired them to join outfit

Comic books 'Dr Hedgewar' and 'Shri Guruji' played an important role in capturing the imagination of teenagers, who were being introduced to concepts such as shakhas.

Maharashtra police’s idea to counter Naxal propaganda — a comic strip called ‘Gadchiroli Files’

District's top cops want to convey ‘ground reality’ & tell people how Naxals are obstructing development. They ideate & write the comic, and get a local artist to draw it.

Kamala Khan is Marvel’s first on-screen Muslim superhero

As a researcher who has examined Muslim superheroes in American comics, I find Kamala to be the most intriguing.

Parmanu — the Indian superhero who was both Atom and Ant-Man rolled into one

One of Raj Comics' most-loved creations, Parmanu was a muscular man in a yellow suit who had a Batman-like tragic origin story. A cop by day, he became a superhero at night.

Trudeau, with his ‘camera-ready looks, easygoing nature’, is the hero of a new comic book

The comic book by TidalWave Productions is the latest addition to its 'Political Power' graphic novel series. It is set to be released on 16 September.

Tulsi Comics, the labour of love that gave Hindi readers characters like Angara & Jambu

More than two decades after Tulsi Comics had to close down, fans still remember the iconic, unique characters & artwork.

Chandamama, the magazine that taught generations about ethics and India for six decades

First published in 1947, the magazine survived for six decades and now loyal fans have taken to preserving its comics online.

Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha, the comics we grew up with that grew up with us

The iconic comics that were our best friends decades ago are still there for us while we self-isolate in lockdown.

GST is taking flak for slowdown but superhero ‘GST Man’ will save Indians

GST Man comic book was published in March this year and attempted to simplify complex tax structures for the common man.

On Camera

YourTurn

Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.