Monday, March 07, 2005

Indian version of Spider-Man finally will debut in India

The Chicago Tribune's South Asia correspondent takes note of Marvel's Spider-Man India experiment, which won't debut in that country until next month because of problems working out distribution with Indian sellers:
"We'll see what happens," says Suresh Seetharaman, an executive with Gotham Entertainment Group, which puts out Spider-Man India and distributes most U.S. superhero comic books in India. "It has been receiving a lot of unprecedented publicity and noise."
Although the original
Spider-Man comic is among Gotham's top-selling titles in India, the No. 1 import is Archie. The most popular local comic is Tinkle Digest, which features moral stories such as "Vikram and Mohan's Miraculous Adventure" and "Laloo Sees the Light."