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First Indian superhero by comic legend Stan Lee

A Mumbai teen debuts as the first Indian superhero created by comic legend Stan Lee, the driving force behind some of the world's popular comic book heroes like Super-Man, X Men, Thor and Fantastic Four.

books Updated: Dec 22, 2011 10:54 IST

A Mumbai teen debuts as the first Indian superhero created by comic legend Stan Lee, the driving force behind some of the world's popular comic book heroes like Super-Man, X Men, Thor and Fantastic Four.

Lee in collaboration with local artists and writers has created the hero "Chakra - The Invincible," that is expected to be lauched in India by April 2012 and would be distributed in India by Liquid Comics, according to information put out by the company.

The first issue will be released free in April 2012 via Liquid's website 'Graphic India' and further distribution would be through the site's digital comics platform and app.

"Wow! 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 Lee in a statement.

"Against the spectacular backdrop of the great Indian metropolis of Mumbai, we tell the incredible saga of Chakra, our daring and dangerous teenage hero," he said.

The series follows 'Chakra' the alter ego of Raju Rai, a genius who is determined to use science to unlock the secrets of human potential. He develops a technically-enhanced suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body unleashing newfound abilities and powers.