The Jakarta Post
'Gundala: Son of Lightning' will be released every Wednesday on Line Webtoon. (Bumilangit Komik/File)
Indonesian superhero comic Gundala: Son of Lightning (Gundala Putra Petir)is now available on Line Webtoon, a global digital comic service platform.
According to a statement, the series will be released every Wednesday and can be accessed via this link.
Gundala: Son of Lightning is based on comic books created in 1969 by the late Harya "Hasmi" Suraminata.
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The modern version of Gundala: Son of Lightning is produced by veteran comic artist Is Yuniarto, who is also the general manager of BumiLangit Komik, in collaboration with Sweta Kartika.
The story follows Gundala, an alter ego of Sancaka, who secretly experiments with anti-lightning serum. One day, he is struck by lightning and gains a superpower to emit lightning from the palm of his hands.
The comic is said to be different from the movie Gundala, which will hit the big screen in August. In the comic, Sancaka has turned into Gundala and faces new enemies.
Gundala: The Son of Lightning is among BumiLangit Komik's efforts to revive classic titles.
In addition to comic and film, Gundala is available in various formats, including animated TV series, newspaper comic strips and more. (jes/kes)