Comics can be a very powerful medium, either as a catalyst for change or as a way to--even inadvertently--uphold stereotypes.
A New York Times cartoon about India's recent, successful mission to send an orbiting spacecraft to Mars fell into the latter category, angering so many people that the newspaper had to openly apologize.
Like many Americans, I often find myself frustrated with our political system. For me, though, it's not really the two-party structure or campaign finance reform, it's that none of our major candidates ever dress up like Spider-Man and climb up buildings to ask for votes directly through a third-floor window. It is, I will admit, a pretty specific problem, but really, aren't all political beliefs?
What's interesting is that this is not a problem at all in India, as evidenced by Gaurav Sharma, an independent candidate running for the South Mumbai Constituency, who did exactly that, scaling a local apartment building in a bid to get voters on his side.
As great as many blockbuster films look on screen these days, we live in a strange age where most official movie posters are essentially constantly-reconfigured collages with many devolving into outright Photoshop Disasters. In the tradition of Mondo's stable of artists delivering much more interesting contemporary and classic movie posters in
The Incredible Hulk isn't the only superhero getting lampooned by the crazy cinematic masterminds at Taar Cheera Entertainment. In addition to unleashing "HALKa" upon the public last week, it turns out that Taar Cheera have their eye on yet another Marvel Comic
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