Maut Ka Baazigar
Vinod Kumar, Eashwar Arts, Swati
Bhakt Ranjan, Sunil Dasturia
Since the Kshatipurti series begin, it has been full of suspense and surprises. Maut Ka Baazigar is no exception, it consists of a continually twisting plot and takes you on a roller coaster ride of action filled journey. The comics packed to the brim with gun fights, sword fights and snake fights packs a punch for those of you who enjoy classic nagraj action.
The screenplay is well written, Nitin Mishra knows how to write an engaging story, and he didn’t disappoint. The plot consists of a lot of moving parts, including flashbacks to Nagraj’s childhood, and all juggled well enough. The plot is moving towards exploring the origins of Aatankharta Nagraj, which is exciting for fans!
If we talk about the artwork, artists have done a good job. Hemant Kumar draws each panel with just the right amount of energy and pacing to get the story across. Inks never feel busy, adding right amount of details and emotions.
Color and effects paints the action in a gorgeous setting making everything alive and full of movement. One complaint from the artist is that while the scenes involving super-heroic action works well enough but anything involving people standing or talking, the backgrounds are practically non-existing in some panels.
Editing by Manish Gupta is sharp, fluidity throughout the comic panels is masterfully well done and makes the comics fly by. The encounter between Nagraj & Thodanga, and the panels from Hari Maut & Thodanga Ki Maut are sure to give you nostalgia. Exciting new team of villains is also interesting. The flashback scenes of Nagraj’s childhood with her mother works well. The conspiracy against Takshaknagar by Tabaahi Khan and Nagpasha adds to the mystery of the plot.
In the end if you are a Nagraj fan, this issue is a must read for him. Maut Ka Baazigar succeeds in maintaining the suspense and pace of the Kshatipurti series. The entertainment value and the story telling is superb and you will not disappoint. However there are other more superior stories involving this superhero, this series is going strong till now, and I’m going to keep reading. As I trust most fans will. We waited a long time for Nagraj to come back and we’re not about to abandom him.