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Fun, fantasy and action

We give you the 10 most exciting titles at the second annual Comic Con India

books Updated: Feb 20, 2012 11:37 IST

In one part of the world, Chairman Meow is ready to bring in a feline revolution, while in another, inspector Saurabh Saxena and his alter ego - Crime Fighter - battle the dreaded oil mafia in Manmad, Maharashtra. Welcome to the world of comics and graphic novels that has opened its doors for people at the ongoing second annual Comic Con India.

The event, which started at Dilli Haat on Friday, is a comic lover’s heaven, with as many as 20 new titles up for grabs. Here is our pick of the 10 most exciting titles at the event.

Chronicles of Trio: Forging of the Legends

With 2D illustrations over realistic miniature sets, it is a story about three ordinary people who come together for an unusual journey. The three unlikely heroes – a teenager, a middle-aged man and a lonely writer - join hands to save the world in this simple tale of magic and the supernatural.

Genre: Realistic/ super-natural

Price: Rs 150

Sinbad, the legacy

Sinbad visits a good friend, with whom he sets off on the high seas. It is an exciting tale about how they fight all odds that they face during their journey.

Genre: Fiction

Price: Rs 195

Odayan

Set against the backdrop of feudal Kerala, it is the story about the mysterious criminal - Odayan, who is highly inspired by Kathakali. Odayan is a martial arts epic about sin and the thirst for power and wealth.

Genre: Action/ adventure

Price: Rs 195

Anant Pai - Master Storyteller

As a tribute to Uncle Pai, founder-editor of Amar Chitra Katha, the book tells the inspirational and interesting story about the man who made mythology so interesting for children. It’s written in the form of a biography.

Genre: Biography

Price: Rs 50

As a tribute to Uncle Pai, founder-editor of Amar Chitra Katha, the book tells the inspirational and interesting story about the man who made mythology so interesting for children. It’s written in the form of a biography.

Genre: Biography

Price: Rs 50

It is a tale of lost heroes led by the protectors of the proletariat and their leader - Chairman Meow - who start a revolution against the imperialist Pug Didi and her running dogs. A story about the success of Meow’s fight, it is quite humourous as well as adventurous.

Genre: Political/ humour

Price: Rs 250

The Adventures of Timpa

Launched for the first time in the year 1986, this desi-version of Tintin will be re-launched during the three-day event. Set in the backdrop of Kolkata, it is a tale about Timpa and his grandfather.

Genre: Adventure

Price: Rs 150

Steve Jobs

Ahead of the launch of a 90-page digital graphic novel in April about the life and times of Apple founder Steve Jobs, a 30-pager was also launched at the Comic Con. The book, which captures the life of Jobs, is written by Jason Quinn. It will be available for download from February 24, which happens to be the birthday of Jobs.

Genre: Biography

Price: Rs 195

Black Gold

Set in the background of Manmad, Maharashtra, Black Gold is the story of inspector Saurabh Saxena and his alter ego, which is known as Crime Fighter, who tracks down the dreaded oil mafia king in the particular area. Written in Hindi by Fenil Sherdiwala, it is an adventurous tale about Crime Fighter’s battle against the bad guys, upholding his principles and moral values.

Genre: Crime/ adventure

Price: Rs 30

Stupid Guy Goes to India

Written in the form of a travelogue, it is the real life story of Yukichi Yamamatsu when he visited India for the first time. It is a 2002 non-fiction manga (a Japanese word for comics) that describes Yamamatsu’s tryst and tribulations in India.

Genre: Non-fiction/ travelogue

Price: Rs 395

Vrica

It is an action-packed, adventurous tale of the next-gen defence protocol established to protect India from threats on both national and international scale. Written by Aniruddho Chakraborty and Katyayan Shivpuri, it is an interesting blend of political intrigue, action and superpowers.

Genre: Adventure

Price: R50

Catch it here

What: Comic Con 2012

When: On till Feb 19

Timing: 12pm to 8pm

Where: Delhi Haat

Entry: Rs 20 for adults,

Rs 15 for kids