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Pop Culture Takes Center Stage at the inaugural edition of Chennai Comic Con

Chennai, 17th February 2024: Chennai’s first-ever edition delighted comic and pop culture enthusiasts at the Maruti Suzuki Arena Chennai Comic Con, powered by Crunchyroll. With an exciting line-up spanning two days, on 17th and 18th February, fans flocked to the Chennai Trade Centre. Day one kicked off with thrilling book launches including ‘Monday to Friday’ by Corporat and ‘Ghosts of South India’ by Abhijeet Kini. The highly anticipated sequel ‘Endwars – The Chosen One’ was unveiled by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the acclaimed Tamil film director and avid comic enthusiast, marking the sequel of the first-ever Tamil sci-fi graphic novel. The audience enthusiastically engaged in discussions about their favorite series and eagerly awaited autographed copies.

During his address to the audience, Lokesh Kanagaraj shared his insights: “As a comic book enthusiast since childhood, which has also been a big inspiration for my interest in cinema. While graphic novels are plentiful in English, there is rather lesser options available in Tamil. I’m positive that the younger generation will embrace and enjoy these Tamil graphic novels that were presented here at Comic Con India. A big thanks to Amritharaj Selvaraj and Kaarki for their pioneering efforts in making it happens. Having recently completed the first book, I eagerly anticipated the second edition and glad I’m taking this home today. I’m grateful to be a part of this venture. Superheroes and comic books have always commanded a devoted following, and I am certain that this book will also be warmly welcomed by readers”.

The 2024 debut Con also offered an insightful and fun-filled line-up on its first day, featuring a special session by Crunchyroll. John Layman ignited the Marvel & DC Comic gang to assemble, making the session remarkable. The crowd cheered for powerful performances by local and global talents, including the Kyarakuta Dance Crew and Paal Dabba. The Binge-O-Clock duo Rohan Joshi and Sahil Shah left the audience in splits with their humorous take! Day one concluded with Comic Con’s top-notch highlight – the Chennai Comic Con Cosplay Contest and Indian Championship of Cosplay, where hundreds of cosplayers competed for a prize pool of over INR 3 Lacs, including the daily Grand Cash Prize of INR 35,000 and 75,000!