Comic Book

  • Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches US dollar 3.2 million August 26, 2014

    New York: A nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price US dollar 3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said today they submitted Sunday's record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No 1. That's the 1938 book in which...
  • Batman exhibit to open in California June 11, 2014

    London: An exhibition based on the 'Batman' film franchise is set to open in California. The exhibit will feature props, costumes, cars and memorabilia from Tim Burton's Batman movies and Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy, reported Contactmusic. "You'll get see a wide range of authentic costumes including those worn by Poison Ivy,...
  • Original page of Tintin drawings sets comic strip record at auction May 25, 2014

    Paris: An original page of drawings featuring the intrepid boy reporter Tintin sold at auction Saturday for more than two million euros, a new world record for a comic strip. The piece, dating from 1937 and signed by the creator Herge, went to an American collector after 15 minutes of furious...
  • 'Chakra: The Invincible' a comic book meant for all age-groups April 28, 2014

    The problem with the Indian Superhero scene is that there are not too many of them. There are far and a few in between and the need for perhaps this genre is more comic books, and of course more super heroes. So when an Indian super hero is created, there...
  • 'Bal Narendra' in pics: Comic book shows 'fearless' young Narendra Modi saving drowning boy, taking on crocodiles, bullies March 27, 2014

    Bal Narendra - Childhood Stories of Narendra Modi, a comic book brought out by Rannade Prakashan and Blue Snail Animation, tells stories of bravery and "fearlessness" from BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's childhood. The comic book, that has no known author, is a catalogue of larger-than-life deeds...
  • Watch: Comic book dedicated to UK royal baby August 5, 2013

    His Royal Highness George Alexander Louis is not even a month old and there is already a comic book dedicated to him. A special edition of a comic book detailing the lives of his parents Will and Kate is being released. ...
  • Rapper Psy's story immortalised in a comic book May 1, 2013

    The story of South Korean rap sensation Psy's ascent to global stardom with his megahit 'Gangnam Style' has now been immortalised in full color and with appropriate dramatic flourishes in a comic book. "Fame:Psy", which went on sale in the United States and South Korea on Wednesday, focuses mainly on...
  • Marvel kills off Professor X, founder of X-Men September 13, 2012

    Los Angeles: Professor X, the Marvel comic book character who formed and led the superhero mutant team known as X-Men, has been killed off. The latest issue of comic book 'Avengers VS. X-Men,' out on Wednesday, saw the wheelchair bound and telepathic character, whose full name is Charles Xavier, get killed...
  • 'Che' comic inspired by his most famous portrait April 20, 2012

    Madrid: The most famous photo ever taken of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was shot by Alberto Korda in 1960, an image so endlessly reproduced it became not only a political icon but a marketing and advertising asset. That photo is the point of departure for the new graphic novel about the...
  • Bill Gates to become comic book hero April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Bill Gates is set to become the next comic book hero. The Microsoft founder's life will now be made into a graphic novel releasing by the end of the month. It will also be available on Nook and Kindle. He's no superhero in the traditional sense, but Microsoft...
  • Review: Comic hero Agent Vinod is kick-ass April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Four men meet under the cover of anonymity at a pub perched on top of a hill at Jungfrau, in the Bernese Alps, accessible only by a malfunctioning cable car. They order their drinks (single malt, on the rocks, gin and tonic, vodka, neat and lager) and decide...
  • Ashok Amritraj is back with 'Ghost Rider' February 16, 2012

    Ashok Amritraj’s Ghost Rider sequel to the comic book adaptation will hits the screens this Friday. ...
  • Chris Evans on being 'Captain America' August 12, 2011

    Chris Evans talks about his role as 'Captain America'. ...
  • Prince Harry set to become comic book hero July 29, 2011

    New York: Britain's Prince Harry can add comic book character to his list of accolades as a new comic based on his life is set to be released in August, publisher Bluewater Productions said on Thursday. "The Royals: Prince Harry" is the latest release from Bluewater's 'Royals series' that was launched...
  • Presley turned into comic book character July 22, 2011

    Los Angeles: Singer Elvis Presley has been immortalised into a comic book character. The comic book will be called Graphic Elvis. It's a limited edition comic created by Liquid Comics and Elvis Presley Enterprises to commemorate the 35th death anniversary of the singer. "Comics influenced so much of his life," contactmusic.com quoted...
  • Comic book business gets serious in India July 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Riding on popular superhero-like characters Shaktiman, Nagraj and Chacha Chaudhary, Indian comic books have come a long way. They are expected to grow by leaps and bounds into a Rs.300-400 crore industry in the next decade. "The comic book industry is growing at a stable rate. Right now it...
  • Comic book to tell Martha Stewart's life story June 18, 2011

    Philadelphia: Martha Stewart's media aspirations just got bigger: Meet Martha Stewart, comic-book heroine. The woman who created her own media empire — television, magazines and more — is getting a biographical treatment in her own comic book next month. "Female Force: Martha Stewart," a one-shot issue from Bluewater Productions Inc. to be...
  • Schwarzenegger turns comic book superhero April 4, 2011

    Los Angeles: Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently stepped down as the governor of California, has turned into a superhero with an animated series penned by comic legend Stan Lee. The 63-year-old plays a crime-fighting ex-governor in 'The Governator', a combination TV series-comic book being co-developed by 'Spider-Man' co-creator Lee, reported...
  • Angelina Jolie immortalised in a comic book March 31, 2011

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie has been immortalised in a comic book that talks about her rise to fame and life with actor and partner Brad Pitt. The book, which is a part of the "Female Force" comic series, is written by Brent Sprecher and has illustrations by Nuno Nobre. It will...
  • New book on Mother Teresa's life and beliefs August 26, 2010

    Mumbai: On the occasion of Mother Teresa’s birth centenary, comic book label Amar Chitra Katha has launched a special title, tracking the life and times of the nun of Albanian descent who later became an Indian citizen. This is the first title by the comic book label in four years....
  • A rare copy of Batman No. 1 on sale August 2, 2010

    Fairbanks, Alaska:A longtime Alaska comic book buff is selling one of the gems in his vast collection, a rare copy of Batman No. 1 published 70 years ago. Mike Wheat of Fairbanks has put the 1940 comic book on the auction block through Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries, where it's expected to...
  • Websites sued for offering free comics May 29, 2010

    Miami: Six websites run by a Florida man violated US federal copyright laws by allowing visitors to view Batman and other comic books for free without permission from the publishers or authors, government lawyers charge in a federal lawsuit. ComicBooksFree.com, HTMLcomics.com, and PlayboyMonthly.com were among the domain names run by Gregory...
  • Batman comic book artist dies of cancer June 15, 2010

    Batman and Green Lantern comic book artist Dick Giordano has died after losing his battle with leukaemia. He was 77. Giordano passed away at the Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday, reports contactmusic.com. The former executive editor at DC Comics is best known for re-imagining older comic book characters...
  • Comic books teach youngsters all about diabetes November 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Young people are increasingly vulnerable to diabetes. Here is a report on how comic book superheroes are being roped in to tackle diabetes, all in effort to relate to youngsters. ...
  • Tintin's empire grows as wholesome hero turns 80 January 10, 2009

    Brusels: As intrepid Belgian cub reporter Tintin prepares to celebrate his 80th birthday, his empire grows. With sales of two to three mln comic books a year and a Steven Spielberg film in the making, Tintin continues to rack up profits more than 30 years after creator Herge drew his...
  • Tintin turns 80 | Fans debate Tintin's sexuality January 10, 2009

    Fans around the world celebrate Tintin's 80th birthday Saturday just as a British politician-turned-columnist claims he knows things about the Belgian comic-book hero that the rest of us don't. ...
  • Is Tintin gay? Debate on as Herge's hero turns 80 January 9, 2009

    London: Fans around the world celebrate Tintin's 80th birthday Saturday just as a British politician-turned-columnist claims he knows things about the Belgian comic-book hero that the rest of us don't. "A callow, androgynous blonde-quiffed youth in funny trousers and a scarf moving into the country mansion of his best friend, a...
  • Comic books with HIV+ heroes to hit stands May 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The latest cNew Delhi: The latest comic books hitting the stands will have super heroes who are all HIV positive. The comic book called O+Men has a team of nine superheroes who became HIV+ through unsafe sex, sharing syringes and through birth. But after an experimental HIV antidote test, they...
  • Baba Ramdev's comics to hit the stands September 16, 2007

    Dehradun: Chacha Chaudhry, Nagraj, Dhruv, Superman and all super heroes of the comics world will now face a new challenge in the form of Baba Ramdev, who will soon appear in strips to teach the art of yoga to youngsters. A Patna-based artist, Suman Prasad Mehta, has been roped in to...
  • Move over Superman, the Indian superhero's here August 11, 2007

    Mumbai: Move over Superman and Batman, time to make way for the Indian superhero. UTV is all set to tie up with Virgin Comics to create new Indian superheroes for the screen. While Virgin Comics has created some homegrown comicbook heroes and heroines in the past, with Devi leaping from...