(Last Updated on : 01/12/2011)
I am Kalki
is an Indian comics series based on the mythological character of Kalki, which is the 10th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, published and distributed by Vimanika Comics. According to Hinduism
, Kalki is the final Maha Avatar of Lord Vishnu and will appear to end the Kali Yuga
, the age of darkness. Kalki Avatar is considered as a metaphor for eternity or holocaust. The series, although inspired from Indian mythology, is a sinister thriller based in a contemporary setting. The "I am Kalki" comic book series includes many elements of fiction as the last incarnation of Vishnu is yet to appear in the distant future.
The entire series of I am Kalki incorporates various characters to enhance the story telling and make it understandable and attractive for the comics readers. The script of the Kalki comics series is segmented into 3 volumes. The Golden Book is the first volume which introduces and describes the pivotal characters in much detail. The next volume is name The Red Book which will include the enduring human character of the plot. The Black Book, which is the third volume, introduces new demonic characters and centres around the rise of the demons. The presentation of the entire series is done in a modernized way with excellent illustrations, character and costume designs, expressions and over all atmospheric setting.
Concept of I am Kalki
The character of Kalki has a very captivating personality. The main objective of Kalki is to eliminate all evil and demons of ignorance and corruption. The ancient texts like Garuda Purana
, Bhagavata Purana
, Vishnu Purana
and Kalki Purana
describe Kalki appearing as a blazing thunder or light. After his descent from heaven the earth will be cleansed of all filth and thus Kalki is known as the destroyer of darkness.
The character of Kalki is portrayed in the series as a dark, slender, good-looking and youthful teenaged boy. He has extreme hatred within himself for things that are immoral, unethical, inhuman and corrupt. Kalki eventually re-invents himself and discovers the many powers that are embedded within him and in his control. He starts a new life in a big city and acts like an average teenager. But after nightfall, he transforms into his divine avatar and goes on a hunting spree to eliminate the modern day demons and enemies of humanity.
The concept and lead character of I am Kalki is rather unique and is an utmost and genuine attempt of creativity. The concept also tends to influence the readers to consider about various environmental factors.