Comixense is a comics quarterly aimed primarily at teenagers between 12 and 17 years old, launched in April 2021. The magazine touches upon all aspects of life that young people in India encounter today – presented in a manner that credits their intelligence, imagination, and empathy.
Each issue of the magazine will contain a bunch of stories related to a broad theme. The current issue takes an inside view of the murky world of spying and surveillance through the stories below.
The October 2021 issue of Comixense begins with Hum Dekhenge, where two roommates in a girls’ hostel conspire to stand up to the stifling rules of their institution. In Bond... Jamal Bond, an agent with high-flying dreams finds himself ensnared in a tale of two borders. On the House is a story about a group of young aspiring rappers who catch a ‘lucky break’ and use it to try and force their way into a more promising future. The mysterious Ahmad ibn Majid helps guide Vasco da Gama’s expedition to Arrakis for reasons that are not entirely clear to the ship’s crew in The Fourth of the Three. We look at the ongoing government surveillance scandal in The Pegasus Affair, and explain why this breach of privacy is important for all Indians to be aware of.
QUIZZES AND GAMES
Each issue of Comixense carries quizzes and games based on that issue’s theme. In the current issue, a piece on spy gadgets includes quiz questions about them, while a different story sets a challenge for you, the reader, in the form of a series of coded messages. Click on the images below to see the solutions to each of these puzzles.