Upcoming titles – Mumbai Macguffin and Ryders

Well, now that the solicits are out, I can finally talk about a couple of exciting new one-shots due hitting the stands in June ’08. Both of them are a nice change of pace from my titles so far which have been myth based.


Mumbai Macguffin Mumbai Macguffin
writer: Saurav Mohapatra
artist: Saumin Patel
Releasing on : June 25 2008 A high-octane adventure through the never-before-seen underbelly of Mumbai, ace CIA operative Ike Flint finds himself out of his element and out of his depth when tasked with recovering a downed NSA satellite deep within the biggest slum in Asia. None of his experience can prepare him for the wild and dangerous characters his salvage uncovers: a wheelchair-riding gangster kingpin hooked on John Wayne westerns; a brilliant bar dancer who can solve calculus problems before breakfast; a trigger-happy cop who shoots criminals with the same nonchalance as if he were grocery shopping; a religious cult that will do anything to protect its phallic totem; and a crack team of Jihadis searching for the very thing Ike is seeking.Author’s Note:Mumbai Macguffin is the story of a CIA agent in Mumbai trying to track down a fallen satellite which has been sold off as scrap metal.Mumbai Macguffin reunites me with my DEVI:Karmageddon collaborator Saumin Patel and boy, did we have a ton of fun doing this one. We both are big fans of Guy Ritchie movies like SNATCH, LOCK STOCK and we long wanted to do a slick action-comedy set in Mumbai. Saumin’s art for this so far is absolutely fabulous and I hope you like this one.


RYDERS West Coast Customs presents RYDERS
writer: Saurav Mohapatra
artist: Dean Rueben Hyrapiet (Virulents, Voodo Child)
Releasing on : June 25 2008
Life’s about fast cars and fast times in a city on the edge in this futuristic tale. Created by West Coast Customs from MTV’s Pimp My Ride and TLC’s Street Customs, join Slade, G-Boy, Grease Monkey, and The King from Weson on the road to redemption in this dystopic world where the only real freedom is on the open road.Author’s Note:West Coast Customs presents Ryders is a sci-fi post apocalyptic vehicle vigilante tale that sort of comes from a dystopian post apocalyptic world like that of Mad Max or Interstate 76. It’s got fast cars, bandits and a fascist city state with its own vehicle vigilantes, what more can you ask for? 😛 And it is done in collaboration with the Pimp My Ride guys!

DEVI next arc covers sneak peek

whew! The DEVI arc Karmageddon (#11-#15) is done. Saumin is hard at work on DEVI #15 as i posted earlier and that looks awesome.

We got some of the hottest artists on the block today to do some covers for DEVI next arc (#16-#20). (Yeah! I’m doing that one too 🙂 ).

First up is DEVI #16 and #17 covers by Luke Ross (SAMURAI : HEAVEN and EARTH).

DEVI #16



DEVI #17



For the next cover we have Eric Basaldua (WITCHBLADE / WOLVERINE, TOMB RAIDER). Tell me this does not look twenty kinds of hot 😀

DEVI #18



So if you are not doing so already, do pick up DEVI and give it a whirl.

DEVI #11 and INDIA AUTHENTIC #1 Previews are out (My First Solicits)

Finally they are here 🙂

I am writing three titles for Virgin Comics and they hit the stands in May 2007.

First one is of course Virgin’s flagship character DEVI #11 onwards which shall be hitting the stands 23rd may 07.

The second one is called Deepak Chopra’s INDIA AUTHENTIC which is a reimagining / retelling of iconic Indian myths. Issue #1 is on GANESHA, perhaps the most recognizable of the Indian Pantheon.

I was so excited about finding my name in the Diamond Comics preview catalog and immediately bought a copy 🙂

The third series i am writing for Virgin is their other popular character SADHU which I shall be writing from Issue #9 onwards.

Here is wishing the market likes my work on these, ’cause I have put in a lot of sweat and blood on these 😀

NOTE: Click on the thumbnails for hires images. These were quick scans and did not come off well