Saurav Mohapatra - comic book writer

author, artist and bona fide geek

Month: May 2007

DEVI #11 / Ateeta in stores today ( 23 May 2007)

DEVI #11 / Ateeta (The Past) is in stores today. This is my first issue for Virgin Comics flagship title DEVI and kicks of a new story arc called “KARMAGEDDON“. This is a good jumping on point for new readers if you have not yet read DEVI #1-10, though you should definitely check out Samit Basu‘s run on DEVI just for some kickass storytelling and Mukesh Singh‘s mind blowing art.

The issue features art by series regular Saumin Patel and also by Edison George and Sid Kotian.

This is also the first of the Virgin titles edited by Ron Marz.

Do go out and grab a copy and let me know how you felt about it. I shall post links to reviews and stuff as and when I find them on the web. If you do happen to find some add comments to this post or use the Contact Me page to drop me a line.

Buy from Virgin Comics online store

India Authentic #1 in Local Comic Book stores for Framingham / Worcester area

Well, couple of my friends asked me where they can pick up INDIA AUTHENTIC #1 / GANESHA.

First place obviously is the Virgin Comics Store for ordering online.

You can find a copy in any comic book store that stocks Virgin Comics. For example, in my locality (Framingham/Worcester, MA) the shops that I know of / visit are:

a) THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT, 244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA ( website)

b) BEDROCK Comics, 371 Worcester Rd,Framingham, MA 01701( website)

If you have a Virgin Mega Store in the area you are sure to get the copies there.

INDIA AUTHENTIC #1 / Ganesha Review Thread

I have created this thread to link to various reviews of the book as i discover them. I love google alerts :D

BTW, If you intrepid reader chance upon a review or news item or blog post mentioning/reviewing/blasting INDIA AUTHENTIC, please add the link here in comments and I shall update the main article with the link and a finder’s credit :D

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Yay! Discovered the first review for INDIA AUTHENTIC #1 / GANESHA. It was reviewed by David “D3″ Martindale at Scroll on all the way down it is the last piece reviewed. It is surprisingly positive.

Excerpts from the review

Not a bad read at all. The book tells the origin of a Hindu god. I cant personally attest to its authenticity, but having a title that includes the word authentic at least leads me to believe that its claiming some level of authenticity. The painty art fits in very well with the classic feel of this Indian fable, and the writer gives the characters convincingly divine voices. It lacks a bit in excitement and feels a bit slow at times, but overall, this done in one issue is worth a read especially if you have any interest in the Hindu pantheon.

Head on over to the ComicPants Page to read the full review

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INDIA AUTHENTIC #1 / GANESHA has made the recommended list of walking man comics at CBG Xtra.

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Matthew McLean posted a review of IA #1 / Ganesha at Silver Bullet Comics. SBC review.

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A review from Savage Critics blog blasting IA #1 as Dissapointingly Awful:(

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A Review from ComixFan. They give IA #1/Ganesha 4 out of 5.

INDIA AUTHENTIC #1 GANESHA out in stores today / Worklog Updates

INDIA AUTHENTIC #1 / GANESHA is out in stores today (9th May 2007). So do your favorite “starving author” a favor and go pick up a copy…. please…pretty please? :D

in other worklog updates, scripts for INDIA AUTHENTIC #4 and DEVI #12 have been approved and been sent to the studio for pencils. Starting up on DEVI #13 script work now.

and mark your calendars for Wed, 23rd May when DEVI #11 / Ateeta hits the stands. It is written by yours truly and features art by Edison George , Sid Kotian and series regular Saumin Patel .