India would now have a new female superhero to ignite the imaginations and foster the inspirations of children all across the country – Mighty Girl! And it’s coming from the studios that gave us Chakra The Invincible – Graphic India and POW! Entertainment.
The new “Chakra The Invincible and Mighty Girl” comics were unveiled on stage at the Bengaluru 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, 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.
POW! Entertainment, chief creative officer, Stan Lee commented, “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!”
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 neighbour 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.
“We always concentrate on new stories, new characters and new ways to bring imagination to people all over the world,’’ said POW! Entertainment, CEO, Gill Champion. “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, we’ve been delighted with the success of Chakra and feel that Mighty Girl will also have the same universal appeal.”
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 and UN SDG advocate Richard Curtis to make the Sustainable Development Goals famous, so that they stand the greatest chance of being achieved.
“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 and 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 are already out and 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.