Monday, February 12, 2018

Comic Review - Shiva - The Legend Of The Immortal Book 1

I love to read Japanese manga. And I won't feel ashamed to accept that I still follow One Piece every week. I have read Naruto, Fairy Tale, Bleach, Full Metal Alchemist & many more mangas. And I always felt that our culture & heritage is rich enough to create multiple comics based on it. I have seen usual Indian comics like Chacha Chaudhari & Nagaraj but there was a missing component in it. These comics were written for kids & kids only. Whereas in other countries comics were written with different angles for different age groups.

Book blurb
Shiva The Legends of the Immortal submerges readers into the story of origin of the universe & Lord Shiva's marriage to Sati. "The Legends of the Immortal" Lord Shiva is the central figure of the Holy Trinity of Hindu Gods- Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu as the other two. Lord Shiva is hailed as a spiritual guide and destroyer of creation. Lord Shiva taught the Vedas to Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu to facilitate the process of creation. Lord Shiva is the epitome of devotion, spiritualism and vedic knowledge. Lord Shiva is also known as Bholenath(another name for Shiva) who rushes to the aid of his devotees if they are in trouble. The tales of Lord Shiva depicts the importance of spiritualism in Vedic culture and the triumph of good over evil. In the forthcoming Graphic Novels, authentic Hindu Mythology will be presented to you in inimitable Vimanika style. In each volume we will depict tales of Shiva, which reveal various aspects of Lord Shiva's complex personality.
When I have seen few posters of Vimanika comics I instantly felt that missing gap can be filled with these wonderful comics. I instantly went for Shiva - The legend of Immortals. I selected it based on cover only but the moment I opened it I felt like a precious book. It's artwork, quality of content & quality of product pages are wonderful.

The story is not new for those who have kept eyes ears open to our mythology. The first part covers the creation of universe followed by the creation of mankind. The grudge of Daksha against Shiva, union of Shiva & Sati, finally separation fo Shiva & Sati. Though the story seems less, for comics followers it is enough in one volume. And each sequence was properly drawn with required details. The only issue I found at some places that characters faces were different but not a big issue.

A perfect gift for kids & young age once. Though any age group can enjoy it.

Talking about ratings
  1. Cover -4/5
  2. Artwork - 4.5/5
  3. Content - 3.5/5
  4. Overall - 4/5
Book can be found at Amazon
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads



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