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New York Times Says Offensive Cartoon About India’s Space Mission Was Not Meant To Be Offensive


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.

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‘Indian Spider-Man’ Political Candidate Climbs A Building For Votes, ‘Daily Bugle’ Declares Him Threat And Menace

Gaurav Sharma, The 'Indian Spider-Man'


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.

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Stan Lee Creates Superheroes For China And India


Not content to simply infuse the world with his scent, 90-year-old Stan Lee is trying his hand at creating superheroes for international audiences, CNN reports.

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Ramachandraiah’s Hand-Drawn Superhero And Horror Movie Posters Liven Up Urban India [Art]


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...

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Link Ink: The Bat-Stache, a Stained Glass Iron Man Lamp and a Metal ‘DuckTales’ Theme


Facial Hair: Reddit shares the beauty of this man's Bat-stache with the world.

Manga: Excel Saga creator Rikdo Koshi's next series, Ageha, will launch in the July issue of Japan's Young King Ours...

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‘MakraMan’ Does Very Little That A Spider-Man Can [Video]


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 Comics character -- none other than Peter Parker himself in "MakraMan...

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Dancing Bollywood Superman & Spider-Girl


Last week we looked at Bollywood He-Man, and now it seems that Superman has also made his way to India for an all-singing, all-dancing revue.

The video features Superman flying with -- I guess Spider-Woman, although it's not the right costume...

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