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India sets up Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics task force: What this means for future of metaverse in country
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India sets up Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics task force: What this means for future of metaverse in country

Experts claim "there is no reason why India cannot be a world contender in building the metaverse" if the announcement of the AVGC task force in Budget 2022 is followed by robust execution.

What's in a Setting? Ask a budding stand-up comedy curator — Zoom fatigue and fall in open mic culture
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What's in a Setting? Ask a budding stand-up comedy curator — Zoom fatigue and fall in open mic culture

It’s interesting to me that an art form as dependent on the setting as stand-up comedy is, chooses to dismiss the setting while judging performance.

A history of women in comics: How cartoonists politicised art to fuel campaign for women's suffrage
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A history of women in comics: How cartoonists politicised art to fuel campaign for women's suffrage

A look at the way history treated certain avant-garde women cartoonists in the years preceding World War I can answer several questions on why the modern feminist movement is met with still met with hostility.

Lessons from reading Richie Rich comics in a plush penthouse (as a resident of a soft-socialist country)
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Lessons from reading Richie Rich comics in a plush penthouse (as a resident of a soft-socialist country)

I wonder sometimes about the appeal — escapist or forbidden — that these Richie Rich comics must have had in a country with a soft-socialist history. They weren’t so much an unabashed celebration of capitalism as a goggle-eyed ode to a sort of demented-capitalism-on-drugs where one had so much wealth — in so many forms — that one couldn’t realistically do anything but arrange it in many pretty ways | Jai Arjun Singh writes in his monthly column #MyBookshelves

Tinkle character Tantri the Mantri becomes a king after 35 years of evil plotting
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Tinkle character Tantri the Mantri becomes a king after 35 years of evil plotting

Tantri's companions still remain loyal to him after his coronation. The inventor, Dushtabuddhi, and the assassin DeadHit, are still looking out for him and General Zantri is diligently serving Tantri now, fulfilling his duty to the Crown.

Marvel announces release of new Star Wars: Age of Resistance comics in July 2019
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Marvel announces release of new Star Wars: Age of Resistance comics in July 2019

Star Wars: The Age of Resistance Special, the ninth issue, will have three stories penned by Taylor, G. Willow Willson, and Chris Eliopoulos.

Laydeez Do Comics: Conversations about expression, censorship at a community for female illustrators
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Laydeez Do Comics: Conversations about expression, censorship at a community for female illustrators

At an Indian chapter of the community Laydeez Do Comics, artists like Rachita Taneja and Priya Kuriyan discussed the response to their work as well as what it is like to be a female comic creator in India

Lex Luthor: How one of DC Comics' most iconic and malevolent villains came into being
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Lex Luthor: How one of DC Comics' most iconic and malevolent villains came into being

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Lex Luthor is one of the most iconic villains in the DC universe, second perhaps only to the Joker.

Marvel's Infinity Wars #4 review: A whole new universe of possibilities and missed opportunities
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Marvel's Infinity Wars #4 review: A whole new universe of possibilities and missed opportunities

At the end of Infinity Wars #3, Gamora had won. The Infinity Gems allowed her to wield infinite cosmic power which she then used to halve the number of souls in the universe. It’s within this new and improved Soul World that issue #4 kicks off.

Black Panther's tech genius sister Shuri to get own Marvel comic book series
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Black Panther's tech genius sister Shuri to get own Marvel comic book series

British-Guyanese actress Letitia Wright earned praise for her portrayal of Shuri in Black Panther, which critics agree was a groundbreaking moment for blacks on the silver screen

Stan Lee granted new elder abuse restraining order against former manager amid confusion in LA court
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Stan Lee granted new elder abuse restraining order against former manager amid confusion in LA court

Stan Lee's well-being has been the subject of numerous headlines following the death a year ago of his wife, Joan, the firing of previous close associates, and the influence of Keya Morgan.

Jared Leto to play Spider-Man villain Morbius, the Living Vampire, in new spin-off film; actor confirms on Instagram
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Jared Leto to play Spider-Man villain Morbius, the Living Vampire, in new spin-off film; actor confirms on Instagram

Jared Leto posted the cover of the 2012 Marvel NOW! series Morbius: The Living Vampire on Instagram to celebrate the confirmation of his role in the film.

With Tom Hardy's Venom yet to release, Woody Harrelson confirms sequel is already in the pipeline
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With Tom Hardy's Venom yet to release, Woody Harrelson confirms sequel is already in the pipeline

When asked about who he plays in Venom, Harrelson said, "I thought it was under wraps that I'm even in the movie."

Marvel to introduce two new Chinese superheroes, Sword Master and Aero; characters to be drawn in manga style
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Marvel to introduce two new Chinese superheroes, Sword Master and Aero; characters to be drawn in manga style

The comic giant plans to introduce two new Chinese superheroes: "Sword Master" and "Aero" who will be based in China and drawn in the 'manga' style of Japanese comics that are more popular in Asia

Superman: 1938 comic book with Man of Steel's first appearance to be auctioned
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Superman: 1938 comic book with Man of Steel's first appearance to be auctioned

The comic, which features Superman hoisting a car over his head on its cover, is expected to sell for between $800,000 to $1.2 million.

Justice League, Avengers, Watchmen and more: A look at the evolution of the superhero team genre
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Justice League, Avengers, Watchmen and more: A look at the evolution of the superhero team genre

As we look forward to the cinematic debut of Justice League on Friday, let’s revisit some key moments in the history of our beloved superhero ensembles — DC, Marvel or otherwise.

Marvel's The Punisher review: This Netflix show packs a raging punch but should've been shorter
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Marvel's The Punisher review: This Netflix show packs a raging punch but should've been shorter

Marvel's The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal, is definitely a show worth watching. You just have to be patient with the slow pace.

The Awkward Yeti's Nick Seluk, on how he creates his much-loved web comic
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The Awkward Yeti's Nick Seluk, on how he creates his much-loved web comic

Among the plethora of web comics out there today, Nick Seluk's The Awkward Yeti is one that resonates deeply with readers – especially if you’re the kind of reader who identifies as anxious, socially inept and/or introverted.