12.22.2011

stan lee to launch original new indian superhero


Stan Lee (not Asian), the legend behind some of Marvel Comics' greatest superheroes, is launching an original new superhero for the Indian market: Stan Lee to Create Indian Comic Superhero 'Chakra - The Invincible.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee is working with a team of Indian artists and writers at Liquid Comics on Chakra - The Invincible, which tells the story of a Mumbai teenage tech genius, Raju Rai, who develops an enhanced suit that activates mystical powers:
Chakra tells the story of an Indian teenager, Raju Rai, a technology genius living in Mumbai. Determined to use science to unlock the secrets of human potential, Raju develops a technically-enhanced suit that activates the mystical Chakras of the body, unleashing newfound abilities and powers.

"I'm incredibly excited to be collaborating with my friends at Liquid Comics and their best-in-class team of artists as we launch a great new, thrill-a-minute superhero saga named Chakra - The Invincible," said Stan Lee in a statement, adding, "Against the spectacular backdrop of the great Indian metropolis of Mumbai, we tell the incredible saga of Chakra, our daring and dangerous teenage hero."
I hope this is good. I was intrigued but never got around to reading that Indian version of Spider-Man that Marvel launched a couple of years back.

Chakra, which will launch as a series of downloadable web and mobile comics, will be released in April 2012. For more information about Chakra, and to see some artwork, go to Graphic India here.