Spinning out of “Chakra The Invincible” The New Character From Lee and Sharad
Devarajan Is Now Available in Four New Comics, created in collaboration with The World’s Largest Lesson India initiative to promote the Sustainable Development Agenda ~
Bangalore, November 12th 2016 –Graphic India and POW! Entertainment announced today that India would now have a new female superhero to ignite the imaginations and foster the inspirations of children all across the country – MIGHTY GIRL!
The new “Chakra The Invincible and Mighty Girl” comics were unveiled today on stage at the Bangalore Comic Con as four original comics that will be given away free to children across India and the world digitally. Graphic India and POW! Entertainment created the comics in collaboration with The World’s Largest Lesson India, 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.
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 and as digital shorts worldwide through Rovio’s Angry Birds ToonsTV platform and reached over 40 million views globally. The new hero is Chakra’s best friend and constant teaser, Leela who is 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. “What a thrill to partner with Graphic India and The World’s Largest Lesson to launch these new comic books featuring Chakra and Mighty Girl for kids all across India and the world and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Excelsior!”
“We always concentrate on new stories, new characters and new ways to bring imagination to people all over the world,’’ said Gill Champion, Chief Executive Officer at POW! Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more pleased to be doing this new project with our global partners like Graphic India and The World’s Largest Lesson India, we’ve been delighted with the success of Chakra and feel that Mighty Girl will also have the same universal appeal.”
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,” which is currently in production by Graphic India and POW! Entertainment’s producing partners Lee and Champion, and will debut on Turner’s Indian kids channels in 2017.
The World’s Largest Lesson is an initiative by Project Everyone, an organisation conceived by Writer, Director, Comic Relief Co–founder & UN SDG Advocate Richard Curtis to make the Sustainable Development Goals famous, so that they stand the greatest chance of being achieved. Speaking about the collaboration of World’s Largest Lesson India with Graphic India, he said, “We are delighted to partner with Graphic India to bring our comic books to life and in the hands of every child in India. At the heart of our campaign is to produce content that is relevant, disruptive and that has meaning to the person we wish to reach. Children are at the heart of this campaign, and through telling a good story, we hope we will inspire and empower them to adopt the Goals and leas the change we want to see.
“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.”
The free comic books released today, 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.
The comic books are available now for free via download on The Worlds 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, Telegu and other Indian languages.