India now has a new female superhero to ignite the imaginations of children across the country—Mighty Girl! The new Chakra the Invincible and Mighty Girl comics were unveiled at the Bangalore Comic Con as four original comics to be given away free to children across India and the world digitally.
The comic books feature Mighty Girl and Chakra addressing key Global Goals issues impacting India such as gender equality; clean water and sanitation; quality education; and climate action.
“Superheroes like Chakra the Invincible and Mighty Girl have the power to connect with kids through fun and action-packed stories that can also deliver strong social messages of optimism, hope and change for a better tomorrow,” commented Graphic India, Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan. “I am proud to work with my friend, Stan Lee to launch Mighty Girl, a powerful new female superhero for India who is smart, fun, courageous, resourceful, brave and a good-hearted prankster – qualities we know kids in India and the world will enjoy and admire.”
Mighty Girl expands the story of Lee and Devarajan’s previous Indian superhero creation, Chakra the Invincible, which premiered as an animated film on Cartoon Network India. The new hero is Chakra’s best friend and constant tease, Leela who is also his neighbor and one of the few people who know his secret identity. When a twist of fate accidentally grants Leela unexpected superpowers, she becomes Mumbai’s newest heroine as Mighty Girl.
“Chakra the Invincible’s world just got much more incredible with our newest action-packed superhero, the mysterious, Mighty Girl,” commented Stan Lee, Chief Creative Officer at POW! Entertainment. Lee is the legendary writer and co-creator of the world’s most popular superheroes including Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Hulk, The Avengers, and more.
Mighty Girl will also join Chakra in a new animated TV film entitled, “Chakra The Invincible: The Mystery of Mighty Girl” and will debut on Turner’s Indian kids channels in 2017.
Graphic India and POW! Entertainment created the comics in collaboration with The World’s Largest Lesson, supported by GEMS Education and UNICEF as part of an effort to promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, a global plan to end poverty, reduce inequalities and combat the threat of climate change by 2030.
(The comic books are available now for free via download on The World’s Largest Lesson India website and on the Graphic POP mobile app and Graphic India Facebook page as well as through leading e-book app, DailyHunt. The books are currently available in English and will soon be made available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and other Indian languages.)