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midori snyder
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(1/8/05 10:07 am)

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Spiderman and the Taj Mahal
Wowie..check this out. A whole new series of Spiderman comics being produced in India by Gotham Comics...using Indian mythology and landscape. Spiderman is no longer Peter Parker, but Pavitr Prabhakar. Images of the new Spiderman can be seen here:

www.gothamcomics.com/spiderman_india/

Here's a description of the new series:

"Spider-Man India interweaves the local customs, culture and mystery of modern India, with an eye to making Spider-Manís mythology more relevant to this particular audience. Readers of this series will not see the familiar Peter Parker of Queens under the classic Spider-Man mask, but rather a new hero Ė a young, Indian boy named Pavitr Prabhakar. As Spider-Man, Pavitr leaps around rickshaws and scooters in Indian streets, while swinging from monuments such as the Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal.

Mumbaiís (Bombayís) first web-swinging Super Hero will be joined by a reinterpretation of the classic Spider-Man villain, the Green Goblin -- reinvented as a Rakshasa, an Indian mythological demon. "

midori snyder
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(1/8/05 10:17 am)

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Re: Spiderman and the Taj Mahal
Here's a link to an article on the series and its creator Jeevan Kang in The Hindu.

Black Sheep
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(1/8/05 3:12 pm)
Indian superheroes
Britain has it's very own Indian comic superhero courtesy of creator Sanjeev Kohli, actor Kulvinder Ghir, and BBC tv programme "Goodness Gracious Me" although Bhangra Man is comic in the humorous sense.

Punjabi superhero Bhangra Man dresses in his white jumpsuit and saves people through the power of traditional dance!

Spiderman? Indian!
(as Mr EverythingIsIndian would insist on saying).

Depressingly, Enid Blyton is still one of the best selling authors in India...

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