The advance reviews of Mumbai Confidential Book 1 : “Good Cop, Bad Cop” (Releasing April 30th, 2013, now available for preorder at Amazon) are trickling in. The whole series (9 issues) is available for purchase at ComiXology.
First off, Avril Brown of Comics Waiting Room has posted a review of an advance copy of the print hardcover.
Archaia is known for backing some of the prettiest ponies in the comics business, and they found a fine looking stallion in MUMBAI. Shinde’s watercolor artwork gives the story a dreamlike quality, even when the blood is cascading out of bullet holes. The colors and varying sharpness of each panel add dimensions to Kadam’s struggle with depression and his fight to do at least one thing right. MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL is an amazing story particularly since every page shows that Mohapatra and Shinde were made to tell it together. Here’s hoping we see more from this team, for there are undoubtedly more tales to tell from the streets of Mumbai.
Read the full review here and an earlier review of issues 1 and 2 that Avril did is here. You can also check out other reviews and articles about Mumbai Confidential here.
There are some initial/advance reviews at GoodReads too.
Mumbai Confidential is a creator owned crime-noir comic book series created by Saurav Mohapatra and Vivek Shinde. The “Digital First” issues are available on ComiXology and the print hardcover is due out in March 2013 from Archaia. Please do follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Now The Telegraph has done their bit in unleashing the Zhingchak. 🙂 Here is the link to the piece in their Limelight section.
Well it’s finally here, Jimmy Zhingchak – Agent of D.I.S.C.O. is now out in comic book stores across the US and also available for purchase at Virgin Comics Store
And the initial reaction has been great 🙂
Raja Sen of Rediff.com did a “First Look” review.
In the blogopshere, reviews have started popping up and in general the comic seems to have been received in the right spirit (I’ve always maintained its equal parts homage and spoof, I simply can’t stress enough, how much my fragile little mind was warped by the Electric Bugaloo of 80’s Bollywood.)
Here is a brief list of reviews (I shall update the post as I find more)
Rediff.com First Look : http://www.rediff.com/movies/2008/jun/03look.htm
Comickal Review : http://iainpj.livejournal.com/93892.html
Animation Express Article : http://www.animationxpress.com/index.php?file=story&id=9021
they misspelt my name as “Sorav” 🙁