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From comic book to screen: 'Valentine', Indonesia's purple-clad superheroine

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, April 12, 2019  /  05:01 pm
From comic book to screen: 'Valentine', Indonesia's purple-clad superheroine

Masked savior: The movie 'Valentine' sees waitress Srimaya (Estelle Linden) take up the mantle of the eponymous character. (Courtesy of Skylar Films/-)

The concept of the superhero that swoops in to save the day is an appealing subject, especially during these turbulent times where people are clamoring for someone to avert disasters that seem to be piling on by the day. Thus, the superhero genre. Even those who don’t pore over comic books obsessively will surely know the two American giants -- Marvel and DC -- and their roster of heroic characters of every conceivable flavor, emblazoned from theater screens to lunchboxes. While the demand for American superheroes are still immense let’s not forget that Indonesia has its own defenders. Now, one of them, Valentine, takes up the mantle of crime fighter on the big screen. The purple-clad superheroine Valentine is an original character by Skylar Comics. Her adventures have been adapted into a feature length film, which will have its own cinematic universe. Collaborato...