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Stan Lee's New Superhero Fights for Truth, Justice, and the Indian Way

Stan Lee's New Superhero Fights for Truth, Justice, and the Indian Way
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Stan Lee, the comic book legend who co-created such enduring superheroes as Spider-Man and the X-Men, shared plans this week for his latest creation: an Indian superhero named Chakra.

Lee’s POW! Entertainment has joined forces with the Cartoon Network and Graphic India—a comic book and animation company based in Bangalore—to produce Chakra: The Invincible, a 66-minute, made-for-TV movie that will premiere at the end of November on India’s Cartoon Network (available in just 34 million households, a small fraction of the country’s 1.27 billion population). The story follows Raju Rai, a boy living in Mumbai who’s given a magical body suit that activates his yogic chakras and gives him superpowers. In a statement, Lee promised that the “thrill-a-minute superhero saga” will “captivate audiences in India and around the world with his adventures.”