Between the divine and the diabolical, there is DeviIndia s first super heroine A native of mythical Indian city of Sitapur, Tara Mehta has no idea that she is about to become the centerpiece of a divine battle between the Gods of Light that created her and the demon Lord Bala and his army of things that go bump in the night But in a never ending war where innocent huBetween the divine and the diabolical, there is DeviIndia s first super heroine A native of mythical Indian city of Sitapur, Tara Mehta has no idea that she is about to become the centerpiece of a divine battle between the Gods of Light that created her and the demon Lord Bala and his army of things that go bump in the night But in a never ending war where innocent human souls are unfortunate, but acceptable, collateral damage, the all to human Goddess begins to wonder if either side deserves to win in Sitapur, city of modern atop ancient, mixed amongst the profane, where the divine drifts toward the diabolical.
Shekhar Kapur s Devi Vol Between the divine and the diabolical there is DeviIndia s first super heroine A native of mythical Indian city of Sitapur Tara Mehta has no idea that she is about to become the centerpiece of a div
1.5 StarsUgh. I wanted to like this but seriously, I can't.The story and the characters was a lot more like a mixture of all Fantasy novels and comics. For example, the head God looked like Gandalf with the lightsaber. I was intrigued by the plot as it has Indian Mythology and the MC is the incarnation of Devi, War-Goddess. I thought that the Gods are all from Indian Myth but some are adapted from Greek and Egypt. I didn't like anything in this book.
This is the Volume 1 Shekhar Kapur's Devi India's first Super Heroine then what was Shakti printed by Raj Comics in 2000s. Well that apart its a good start to a similar origin story here the Gods are assembled from all Myths so there is Ra from Egypt so Ares from Greece too and then some new Gods too. Tara Mehta is a girl who's is supposed to be born at the exact same moment when everything aligned and that means that Tara has to die for Devi to come in her body. So what happens next, well only [...]
I wanted to like this, but I just didn't. The characters were either flat, like Tara, who is kind but has no personality (she gives cricket equipment to orphans! her neighbors think she's a whore!) or cliche, like the hard-drinking detective who is at odds with his supervisor. Wow, haven't seen that before. The dialogue wavers between Whedon-esque and just ridiculous. And what are Mars and Ra doing in a book about an Indian goddess?
I liked the idea of the story better than the actual story itself. The main character, Tara/Devi, was seriously underdeveloped. There was not much of a back-story on her at all, so you couldn't tell what kind of a person she was before her transformation. In fact, there wasn't much about her after the transformation.Really liked the art, though. Maybe the story line will progress with the next volume.
Not my favorite Hoover book but not my least favorite bookI like happily ever after as much as the next person but I also enjoy a little excitement, possibly a twist or a bit of mystery. This installment lacked anything resembling that. It was a bit boring IMO but it brings the story to a close so if you’ve made it this far in the series, you might as well finish it.
LoveI’m obsessed with all Colleen Hoover books! I have read 5 so far! Can’t wait to read more! She never doubts me!
Good artwork. But so inspired by other, popular figures.
I'm not normally one for point of view books but this one was great. Thanks colleen for another awesome read
This review and others posted over at my blog.Tara Mehta, a social worker in Sitapur, India, has no idea that she is about to become imbued with powers from all the gods and goddesses and inherit the mantle of Devi, protector of light. But the evil Lord Bala has his own plans and hopes to stop Devi’s reincarnation by taking Tara’s life, so he sends his own super powered henchmen after her.I picked this up for $1.00 when I was on vacation and visiting my favorite used bookstore, Wonderbooks. [...]
Going by Samit's previous work (The Gameworld series), I wasn't surprised by the Silmarilion influence - although that's probably true for almost any epic where a 'world' is created. It started off well-enough with the promise of a strong female lead which I lost after the first chapter - probably becasue the story has not begun yet - maybe I will fare better with Part 2. The plot is engaging with the correct amount of action for a graphic novel and a shroud of mystery - to build an anticipation [...]
The beginning chapters of this graphic novel seemed almost too "American" in style to convincingly suggest that the book is one of India's first attempts to create its own unique comic industry. (According to the introduction, this was one of the stated purposes of the book.) However, as the story progresses, Indian mythology becomes more visible, and it becomes quite an enjoyable first volume. Parts of it are admittedly familiar (such as the rebellious hardened cop character and the important u [...]
In one of those strange international twists of inspiration, it seems like this comic is inspired by Buffy and some of Indian legends I've heard in places. (Maybe versions of the story of Kali? I'm not sure) Of course, these seem to have also been an inspiration for later episodes I've seen of Buffy.[return][return]I say Buffy probably had and influence given the appearances of demons as vampires, but I could be exaggerating.[return][return]Wonderful art, although occasionally it seemed that it [...]
As per Indian comic standards, Devi was on par. Sumit Basu's writing was crisp and engaging. There was still scope for character development but otherwise all character fits well. Mind you this is first volume of the Devi and hence this book is origin story. So not much "Devik" action but still satisfying enough. Love to see where the story arc move in further volumes. I have kept the best part at last; it's Art. One the most captivating art ever produced in form of comics in India. Lovely detai [...]
At its best, Devi is Gaimanesque in its blending of the oneiric and the mundane. At its worst, it is plodding---crumbling under the weight of too many references. When it's not trying to convince you that Indian comics are the next big thing, Devi is quite enjoyable, like a more down-to-earth Promethea. I will definitely pick up the second volume if it falls into my lap.
I'm always looking for something new to read in the world of comic books, and this graphic novel hit the spot. The title character in this graphic novel, Devi, is based on a Hindu goddess. Almost the entire production, from writing to art work,is done by Indians. Hindu and Indian terms are explained when needed. The story centers on a battle between Gods of light, a demon Lord, and a young Hindu girl who is about to become a Devi, and also a pawn in a timeless battle. This is well worth reading, [...]
I was first drawn to this simply for the art, which is gorgeous and wonderfully detailed, in a free sample given away at a con one day.After getting a hold of the full book I am now very interested in more than just the art. I found the introduction to the characters very well written and intriguing and want to know more and I would love to learn more about the history and religious themes that are being used in this series.
I am Absolutely loving the direction the Indian Graphic Novel industry is taking. Finally the country seems to be learning how to mix the old and the new. Devi was quite a delight. I picked the novel only because of the art in it. but when i began reading it kept me intrigued right till the end.
Well, that sucked.
Tears This book was the perfect finish to 2 of the most amazing books I've ever read. Never a boring moment. So much emotion. So many laughs and just as many tears.
slight story peak but needs character work
Picked this graphic novel up in Mysore, India. Pulpy -- and also awesome.