The man who gave us Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, has created a new superhero — an Indian. American comic book writer Stan Lee, 89, has named his new man Chakra - The Invincible.
Set against the backdrop of Mumbai, it’s the story of a tech genius, Raju Rai, who develops a technically-enhanced suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body, unleashing newfound abilities and powers. And it may not be long before we see him joining the rest of his superhero clan in movies.
“India didn’t have any superhero of its own that had global fame. I wanted to fill up that void,” said Lee, the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, while speaking on phone from Los Angeles. And, most likely you’ve missed him, but Lee has done a cameo in all his superhero flicks till date. The Chakra series, which will be available in both digital and printed comic versions by the end of this year, is an attempt by Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Liquid Comics, to catch the imagination of English, Hindi and Tamil-speaking comic buffs.
So, is Lee coming down to India? “Yes, I really want to. India is a very warm nation, and I am especially fond of Indian food, so I am really really looking forward to that visit,” he says.