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Has the new golden age of Indian comics arrived?

On November 30, DC Comics dropped the trailer for Batman Ninja, much to the delight of comic geeks. Directed by Junpei Mizusaki, it's the first full length anime feature for the Dark Knight. There's no mistaking the classic characters, yet they've been reinvented in Japan's signature style.

Try imagining a desi Batman, however, and it strikes you: Despite a long history of visual storytelling, India has yet to develop a distinctive, contemporary aesthetic in comics.

The first golden age of Indian comics was in the 1970s and 1980s, when

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