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.
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.
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!
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).
For the next cover we have Eric Basaldua
(WITCHBLADE / WOLVERINE, TOMB RAIDER). Tell me this does not look twenty kinds of hot 😀
So if you are not doing so already, do pick up DEVI
and give it a whirl.
India Authentic #2 / Kaali has been listed as a staff pick at Diamond Previews. You can view it at this link
in other news yay! I got my first wikipedia entry and India Authentic has its own entry now too.
Please help make the India Authentic entry more fleshed out by contributing to it.
Thanks and till next time..
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