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Newshunt partners Graphic India to launch digital comic section

MUMBAI: Newshunt, news and e-books app with over 20 million monthly active users and over 3 billion page views monthly, has partnered with Graphic India, a digital comic company focused on creating characters, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms.

The partnership will build a new comic offering on Newshunt’s platform. It will bring hundreds of Graphic India’s digital comics to mobile devices across English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and other local languages.

A vast majority of the comics will be made free for users of Newshunt and supported through advertising.

Newshunt chief product officer Vishal Anand said, “Graphic India’s ground-breaking digital comics and creative content makes them the perfect partner to help Newshunt aggressively scale this new segment on our platform. We are thrilled to be working with them to bring characters and stories like ‘Chakra The Invincible’, ‘Devi’, ‘18 Days’, ‘Ramayan 3392AD’ and more to new comic book readers all across the country through their mobile device.”

Graphic India co-founder and CEO Sharad Devarajan said, “This amazing partnership with Newshunt will allow us to build a passionate community of superhero, sci-fi and mythology fans through Graphic’s content and characters. To help spark this new comic-culture in India, we will be giving away daily digital comics for free to NewsHunt users across all major Indian languages, reaching millions through mobile phones.”

Graphic’s stories include ‘Chakra The Invincible’, the first superhero for India from legendary Spider-Man and The Avengers creator Stan Lee; ‘18 Days’, a reimagining of the Mahabharata by acclaimed Batman comics writer Grant Morrison; ‘Sholay: Gabbar’, featuring the never before seen backstory of cinematic villain Gabbar Singh; ‘Devi’, a female superhero from acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur; ‘Ramayan 3392A.D’ and ‘The Sadhu’.

Led by media entrepreneur Devarajan, Graphic India’s investors include CA Media LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) and Start Media, LLC.

Newshunt offers news from over 100 news sources in 12 languages with over 25,000 articles everyday. The company has presence in India, Middle East and Africa with over 150 employees.