Archive for May, 2008

Hello Tiger and Strawberries!

May 28, 2008

It all comes back to him.

It begins in London though. It begins with a Zen Gunman whose act of contemplation is pulling the trigger. It also has him chasing a baddie through the colour filled world of India…umm…London, yes!

Right, so zen gunman chasing the baddie who has stolen a big willy (purple soldier of love, tool, rod etc…) that plays music – The Ride of the Valkyries, to be precise! And umm… then zen gunman stealing it back from him by putting a couple of bullets in his knees (note: knees, cuz he’s a Zen Gunman). On this wild chase he is accompanied by Rosi Blades – the most clicked cam girl in London. An odd pair to say the least!

From here this three part comic book called Two Step – goes…bollocks! πŸ˜€

A fair on the frozen Thames, a mob whose big weapon is a giant who has a fetish for buggering cars (that’s right, cars as in automobiles and buggering as in sodomising), and a scooter ride into the sunset.

Fly Gunman Fly

Yep it all comes back to the man – Warren Ellis.

evil ka - neeval

Two Step, a three part comicbook (haw haw!) – by Warren Ellis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Another “Out There, Colourful-as-hell and Funny” story from the baap!

riders on the scooter

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Hello Bastiches!!

May 25, 2008

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This comic book is pure wickedness. I mean the guys who came up with this one – what the heck were they thinking?

Whatever it was … its starts as a bar room brawl between the Main man – Lobo (he’s the last living person of his species, can replicate himself from a single drop of blood and is as violent as the universe can get if left unchecked…he blew up his whole friggin’ planet singlehandedly for ****sake!) and Tommy the Hitman.

A human against Lobo – that’s just unfair…or is it?!

that stupid bastich

What?

The main man gets his eyes shot out. Proceeds to frag an entire mob…he then gets beaten by a baton…swallows some phlegm (ewww)…and gets married πŸ˜€

KABLAAMMM

Wriiten by Garth Ennis, Art by Doug Mahnke and presented to you in comic book format by DC Comics.

Life is good!

Hello violent world!

May 17, 2008

Violence – the word conjures up images that are graphic – blood, guts, punches and more. When good guys kick evil butt all the way back to where it came from, Hollywood triumphs.

The Midnighter – a superhero who first appeared in a fully loaded comicbook about a rogue superhero team called the Authority. The characters and the books were created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch.

MIdnighter gives violence a new meaning. Where the mainstream superheroes – confront but don’t kill, Midnighter does so with a panache nobody can match. Midnighter derives his powers rom the chips embedded in his brain that allow him to win a fight before it happens (he can process a million combinations of the events about the happen and select the one that causes the most damage).

Midnighter is married to Apollo and both have adopted Jenny Quantum. It’s a long story for another post.

But right here, right now – Midnighter is the big hero (as opposed to Superman being the major hero in DC Universe although Batman gets more stories/comics published than Superman does). The Midnighter-Apollo scenario is seen by some as a take on the Superman-Batman: World’s Finest partnership taken to another level.

MIdnighter now enjoys his own eponymous series – written by one of the finest Storyteller/Writer in our times – Garth Ennis. Brought to life in a comicbook by Penciller- Chris Sprouse, Inker – Karl Story, Colored by – Randy Mayor, Lettered by – Phil Balsman for Wildstorm comics.

When a man puts a bomb in your chest and sends you back in time to kill Adolf Hitler so that his dad can rule in place of the FΓΌhrer, what do you do if you’re the Midnighter?SPLATT!
When a tank fires a shell on you when you’re the Midnighter, you fight fire with fire!Fire!

“I am not a Father. I am not a lover. I am not a friend.

I am what I was bred to be.

And therein lies the problem.”

— the Midnighter

Hello City People!

May 13, 2008

What happens when a genius decides to chart down your everyday life…all the humdrm bits and turn it into a comicbook? The answer is easy. Pure Magic!

That’s what happens when Will Eisner puts his brain and inks to work. Whether its Aamchi Mumbai or New York, New York…Eisner has the keen eye, the inquisitive mind, the superlative hand and the guts to make a comic book that reflects the realities of everyday living!

Here is a man who has one of the most prestigious awards of the comic book industry – the Eisner Awards, named after him. Here is the man who inspired the likes of Warren Ellis and me. πŸ™‚

And that’s just one little aspect of the giant of a man!

Ladies and gents, I humbly present to you the genius of Will Eisner.

The Big City Life

The Big City Life

The Big City Rush

Going Somewhere?

The Big City Streets

Empty Streets

Angry Streets

The Big City Smells

Smells

Uptown Smells

Downtown Smells

City People Notebook is conceived, drawn and written by Will Eisner and is published by DC Comics.

An Epic Indian Adventure retold. Hello world!

May 11, 2008

The comic books I’ve read over the years have been mostly in English (because very few are available in Hindi or Marathi, my mother tongue) and are consequently stories from and of people outside of India. Whether it’s Richie Rich or Superman or Tintin or Iznogoud or Asterix or any of the other dozens of comic titles..it’s always been about another country, a distant adventure.

Here’s an Indian one.

Presenting the Ramayan 3392 AD (not the epic itself, but building on it). Published by Virgin Comics. Cover art by Alex Ross.

World’s Finest

May 9, 2008

When the finest heroes of the world come together, what can you expect?

Adventures? Mad monster thrashing? A beautiful partnership. Sure! But how about the unexpected..the totally confusing…the random…the sexy…Β  πŸ˜€

I present Superman-Batman: World’s Finest and confused as hell! woo-hoo!!

Nevermind

Salut!

May 8, 2008

Here’s a violent tale of a dynasty of mercenaries – The Metabarons.

Alejandro Jodorowsky teams up with Juan Giminez to bring alive a tale of warriors forged by tragedy, technology and pain!

The Metabarons are based on a supporting character (the current Metabaron) created by Moebius for his comicbook the Black Incal. The Metabarons features panels of awesome space age art work coupled with a sci-fi saga spanning five generations of the Metabarons across seventeen issues – and available from Humanoid Publishing.

A tale of intrigue, passion, destructive behavior, violence, technology and love. A comicbook definitely worth owning!

Issue 1 Cover