"Atharva The Origin"- Check out the Super-Hero "Avatar" of MS Dhoni in 1st look of his epic novel
MS Dhoni is the icon of cricket when it comes to India. He is among the best and certainly the best Indian captains ever, with almost all the ICC trophies in his kitty. That is why he has got fans all over the world.
Many cricketers have shown their desire to play under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Apart from being a great leader, he was also one of the best finishers that the game has ever seen, and who can forget his six to win the finals of the ODI World Cup 2011 for India?
Well, in his 14 years of superb international cricket, he has achieved many things that a player wishes for. That's why he has got such a huge fan base. MSD announced his international retirement in 2019, but he is still playing in the IPL. However, many believe that the 2023 season will be the last season for him.
But now for his fans, he will be seen in a totally new avatar. MS Dhoni as Super-Hero - MS Dhoni Graphic Novel is now available, and MSD looks completely different in the novel. Pratilipi Comics, a prominent digital comic storytelling platform, has purchased the rights to the critically acclaimed graphic novel "Atharva: The Origin," in which the legendary cricketer MS Dhoni plays the title role.
Pratilipi Comics has updated the book series by Ramesh Thamilmani with "new character designs, artwork, and creative elements, revolutionising the Indian online comic space."
The former Indian skipper also looked excited about the novel. In a statement released, MSD said, "It is great to see all the hard work come to life in ‘Atharva: The Origin’. Pratilipi Comics has captured the essence of our story well in its comic adaptation. The readers are in for an amazing adventure."
The book follows the exploits of the title character, a skilled warrior who sets out on a difficult journey where he meets mythical objects and explores majestic areas of land - a true treat for the soul and the senses. It is set in a "very young Earth" and in a long-forgotten era.
Head of Product and Business at Pratilipi Comics, Sachin Patil highlighted that the high fantasy genre is still in a nascent stage in India but there is still a demand for it. However, he also said that with a star like MS Dhoni as the protagonist and a stellar storyline, "Atharva: The Origin" can redefine the fantasy genre in India. He further added that this novel is aligned with Pratilipi Comics’s goal of bringing a new age of digital comics to India.
Pratilipi Comics, established in 2020, has a library of more than a thousand titles from a variety of well-known publishers, including Amar Chitra Katha, Campfire, Diamond Comics, and others. These titles cover a wide range of genres, including romance, drama, thriller, horror, action, exploration, mythology, and horror.