Friday, May 04, 2007

Comic review: Funkaar

Yesterday, Somehow, I obtained a hard copy of Latest Nagraj comics "Funkaar" from Pune railway station(I think probably only place in pune to obtain comics.).
First thing which is great about this comic is printing quality, Raj comics has came along a long way and they certainly needed to upgrade their stuff and this is a good effort, so kudos to them!!
Secondly this comic has presented an entirely different perspective of story. I am observing from last few comics, the story seems repetitive, e.g. some villain sending some weirdo kinda monster with some highly gadgetic super powers and Nagraj finishing them with some super logic(kinda boring!). However in Funkaar, they have put some different kind of plot and different storyline.
I always liked the idea of Nagraj's personal story-line in comics, that's why i loved all "khajana" and the adjoining series comics, and for that matter i loved "Fun" most. Now in this comics Nagraj is struggling against his own self and is forced to make decisions. In western comics I have observed that heroes are always struggling with their own, this part of funkaar seems an extension of the same.
Thirdly i liked many new concepts like a negative world or rather a complementary world kinda parallel universe funda, which i found quite innovative.

Mostly this comic is worth a buy, I also looked for "Flemina", but to my dismay it wasn't available :(.

Well as pros there exists cons, I didn't like quite a few things about the comics like the super emotional melodrama in the end by Visharpi and embryo transplantation(Kinda lame, well, that's wat i think). One more thing which was disturbing was suddenly kaldoot is getting extinct, to which I find no logic and explanation. Well, inking and graphix are pretty awesome and much more expressive, with some flaw in the faces of Nagraj(well, that can be forgiven). I am little orthodox person, so l like old kinda Nagraj graphix, now the Nagraj seems quite complex in terms of facial and muscular expressions, but it is alright super hero must look like super hero.

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