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

Worklog Updates

Work has been good last week.. working on DEVI #11 and #12 and couple of new issues for INDIA AUTHENTIC (#3 and #4). Juggling the issues and even managing some cycles of downtime for writing other stuff.

started work on a novel, more updates on that later.

till next time


Ron Marz Talks Virgin Comics

Ron Marz (WITCHBLADE / TopCow, THE PATH / CrossGen, SOJOURN / CrossGen, SAMURAI : HEAVEN and EARTH / Dark Horse, GREEN LANTERN / DC) speaks about his upcoming stint on Virgin Comics as editor of the SHAKTI line that includes SADHU, DEVI and RAMAYAN 3K.

He is my editor for SADHU and DEVI and so far it has been a great experience working with Ron who brings enormous amount of experience to the table and is very patient with a greenhorn like me who more often than not botches things up biting more than he can chew 😀

BTW, even though he does not mention me by name, I am alluded to as the “writer from the exotic land of massachussets” 😀

You can read the full text of his interview here

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