(Last Updated on : 16/02/2012)
Snake Woman is an Indian comics
series, published and distributed in India and abroad by Liquid Comics, which was originally known as Virgin Comics. The concept and characters in Indian comics series
Snake Woman was created by renowned and critically acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur
for the former Virgin Comics for their Director's Cut line of comics. The plot revolves around the female protagonist Jessica Peterson who horrifyingly discovers that she turns into a Snake woman type creature who is out to take revenge. The mission she has embarked upon initiates in the jungles of India. She is eventually hunted by a strange organization called The 68. Finally Jessica Peterson confronts the monster within her to find the answers to her baffling questions. The series is created by Shekhar Kapur and illustration is by Vivek Shinde and Jeevan Kang.
Content of Snake Woman
The story of Snake Woman revolves around the life of an American girl named Jessica Peterson who lives in Los Angeles and works as a waitress. She is a reserved and quiet person who tries hard to adjust to the city lifestyle. One day a trusted customer tried to take advantage of her and clattered some ancient order and other bizarre things during the attack. Jessica tried to protect herself but as she repeatedly failed, she transformed into a predator and slaughtered the attacker. Jessica on one hand felt strange but on the other felt good about killing the attacker.
Snake Woman discovers the ancient Indian legends related to mystical snake clan known as Nagas who could transform into a human or snake at will. Thus the soul of a serpent reptile is reborn within her. Jessica Peterson gets increasingly possessed by her mysterious instincts and sets off on a mission to avenge a crime committed several centuries ago. Jessica is confused by various and diverse decisions made by her human instincts and reptilian instincts as well, which are completely different. Torn between her intelligence and her instinct, Jessica Peterson will discover the power embedded in her reptilian self and fight with the humanity that tries to control it.
The comic series has been praised by critics and readers alike for its ancient mythological concept intermixed with the modern age and for its artwork and representation.