Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:00:00 GMT | By IANS

Stan Lee launches new superhero in English, Hindi

"Against the spectacular backdrop of Mumbai, we tell the incredible saga of Chakra, one of my latest and most exciting superhero creations," said comic book legend Stan Lee


Stan Lee launches new superhero in English, Hindi (© Rex Features)

Washington: Stan Lee, co-creator of some of the world's leading superhero characters like Spider-Man and Fantastic Four, has joined hands with Graphic India to launch a new superhero - "Chakra the Invincible".

Created by Lee, Graphic India and POW! Entertainment, the new series of animated shorts is available globally in English and will also be released in Hindi specifically for the Indian market, the two US companies announced.

Launched on Rovio's ToonsTV, a streaming video platform, Chakra is also available to audiences around the world through the immensely popular Angry Birds game apps, at Toons.TV and on selected connected devices.

"Against the spectacular backdrop of the great Indian metropolis of Mumbai, we tell the incredible saga of Chakra, one of my latest and most exciting superhero creations, whose adventures will captivate audiences around the world," said Lee.

"Chakra - The Invincible" tells the story of Raju Rai, a young Indian boy living in Mumbai.

Determined to unlock the secrets of human potential through science, Raju and his mentor, the scientist Dr. Singh, develop a technology suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body.

When Raju accidentally activates the suit, he discovers he has superpowers and vows to use his new found abilities to protect the city.

Using his amazing powers, Chakra must save the city of Mumbai and the world from such supervillains as the shattering steelfist, Kildune, the destroyer, Agni, the Living Flame and the most evil villain of them all, the Merciless, Boss Yama!

In addition to the partnership with Rovio, "Chakra" was recently launched on Cartoon Network India as an animated film.

Beyond animation, Graphic India is also releasing comic books, games, toys and merchandise based on the superhero.

Founded by media entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman, Graphic India is owned by US comic book Company, Liquid Comics and CA Media LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group.

POW! Entertainment is a multi-media entertainment company founded by Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman.

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