As I’ve mentioned before, I had contributed to an anthology edited by A. David Lewis and Christine Hoff Kraemer titled “Graven Images – Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels” (as a continuation of the aforementioned panel discussion at Boston University. Looks like it’s out from Continuum Books and available at Amazon.
A couple of reviews for the book:
- Gods in the panel by Rebecca Buchanan at Sequential Tart
- Review of Graven Images at Eternal Haunted Summer by Phillip A Bernhardt-House
“Moore and Morrison also share the stage in an essay from the first section, Saurav Mohapatra’s "Echoes of Eternity: Hindu Reincarnation Motifs in Superhero Comic Books, " where he deals primarily with Moore’s Supreme and Morrison’s Animal Man in a most intriguing fashion. Mohapatra is one of the several comics writers whose contributions to the volume enhance its appeal greatly.”
– Phillip A Bernhardt-House at Eternal Haunted Summer
Witchblade #140, the first of the two-part story I co-wrote with Ron Marz (art by Stjepan Šejić) for Top Cow (as mentioned in this post earlier) is hitting the stores tomorrow (8th December). Already there are a few advance reviews out and looks like it’s getting some love around “teh interwebs” 🙂
It shall be available in comic book stores on Wed 8 December, 2010. So run out and grab a copy.
So without further ado, here are the reviews so far:
Some nice blurbs from the reviews above
“… very nice art and a far more efficient piece of storytelling than we have seen since the rise of six issue trade paperbacks…”
– Project Fanboy
“… gives readers some good old fashioned carnage with some great humor and nicely done art….”
– Player Affinity
“… Marz and Mohapatra do a great job building this story up and letting it explode in your face at the end.”
– Comics Bulletin
“… familiar, fun, comforting and a solid read. If you’ve never read a Witchblade comic before, this is a perfect hopping on point, and I absolutely recommend doing just that.”
– Graphic Policy
I found a review of the Moonstone PHANTOM CHRONICLES Vol. 2 (hardcover) on this blog. It is really a nice to note that the reviewer felt that my story “The Plague” felt “very much in the spirit of a Lee Falk story“. Thanks, David Z.
As I have mentioned before, The Phantom is a lifelong love affair for me and I really feel fortunate to have contributed to the anthology. To receive a compliment telling me that I have managed to capture even a fraction of the feel of Lee Falk’s stories alive, is just about the best feeling a “phan” can experience.
Also, a strong story by Saurav Mohapatra and CJ Henderson entitled The Plague ends on a nice note and feels very much in the spirit of a Lee Falk story, just told with a slightly different point of view. The Phantom has a rich history of publication, and I believe that Mohapatra is the first Indian author to make an imprint with the good ring of protection! Awesome.
You can find more about the PHANTOM CHRONICLES Vol 2 Anthology here.
The AMAZON Listing for the Hardcover version of the book
ComicsBulletin has posted a review of Mumbai Macguffin.
fun, like a summertime action flick.
A review of the India Authentic vol 2. is up at Beliefnet.com.
An excerpt from the review
What makes [INDIA AUTHENTIC] so effective and impressive is that these gods and near-immortals exhibit very human concerns. In fact, many of the stories allow the pictures to “breathe”–to dominate the space of the page–as the reader is exposed to the protagonists’ thoughts. Inner monologue is not something I commonly associate with sacred stories; we never get inside either Moses’ head as he leads Isaac up to the sacrifice or Jesus’ thoughts on Judas or Mary Magdelene. “India Authentic” takes readers inside the super-humans who still seem identifiably human-like.
Nevertheless, each story operates in a sort of god-logic (or, maybe more precisely, Hindu theo-logic), where devotion, will, or ethic leads to a transcendent resolution. These are not Aesop’s Fables with some simple moral to convey. Instead, “India Authentic” demonstrates universal themes refracted through Hinduism–both pictorial introductions and everyday reminders.
Buy India Authentic @ Amazon.com :
(India Authentic Vol 1 – Book of Shiva)
(India Authentic Vol 2)
Bruce Logan has reviewed IA#8 Garuda at ComicsBulletin.com. Here is the link to the review
Reviewer gives it 4.5 out of 5 stars.