Monday, March 5, 2018

Comic Review - Shiva - The Legend Of The Immortal Book 2 by Vimanika Comics

I was completely in love with quality & level of artwork of Vimanika when I read the first volume of Shiva. So bar for next volume was already set higher in my mind. I am happy that it was matched.


Book Blurb
After the huge success of Shiva - The Legends of the Immortal Book I (Graphic Novel) Vimanika Comics presents its sequel Shiva - The Legends of the Immortal Book II. The sequel promises to match and perhaps exceed the critical acclaim & Success of the first graphic novel of the Shiva series. Buoyed by the success of the Book I, team Vimanika has crafted this story in a first person narrative with Lord Shiva acting as the narrator. The sequel picks up from the point where the first story ends. Lord Shiva has turned into a Aghori(Nomad) and is grieving for his beloved Sati. Sensing an opportunity to prolong his reign, a tyrant Asura(Demon) called Tarkasur seeks a boon from Lord Brahma that he might be killed only by the son of Shiva. Tarkasur then ushers a reign of terror and oppression destroying Vedic culture. He conquers the three Lokas and the Devas are forced to live in exile. Lord Vishnu assures the Devas that Maa Jagdambe will take a reincarnation in the form of Parvati. Shiva - The Legend of Immortals II, dwells extensively on a love story of Lord Shiva and Parvati and the interesting incidents of their marriage. Vimanika comics is synonymous with authentic Indian mythological stories and the team promises to continue this tradition. The graphic novel has been extensively researched by our research team. The artwork is aesthetically pleasing befitting the stature of Lord Shiva. May Lord Shiva keep blessing us perpetually.
The first part completed with Shiva in turmoil after losing Sati An asura named Tarakasura got boon from Brahma that only son of Shiva can kill him/ This set trail of events for the union of Shiva and Shakti once again. Shakti - the divine Goddess - took birth as Parvati. Through her tapas - asceticism she convinced Shiva to marry her. But things were not smooth, as deva's intervention made many things went haywire. Do read the second volume for more.

Vimanika has improved a lot in the context of content alignment. The confusion in dialogs following was high in Shiva, medium in Durga & low in this part. The consistency of figures also improved a lot. A perfect gift or read for the young generation to make them aware of Hindu mythology. 

Talking about ratings
  1. Cover - 4/5
  2. Content - 3.5/5
  3. Artwork - 4/5
  4. Overall - 4/5
Book can be found at Amazon
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

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