*) - Mumbai Teen (Raju Rai): The New savior(The Times of India)
In an exclusive chat with Mirror, legendary superhero creator Stan Lee says Raju Rai's yogic powers will rescue the world this May.
Fourteen-year-old Raju Rai may not have a very glamorous name, but he has some pretty stellar ancestry. He follows a long line of American super-heroes includingSpider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Hulk and Iron Man, created by former president andchairman of Marvel Comics Stan Lee. Raju is Lee's first Indian superhero, andlives in Mumbai. The teenager is a science prodigy who develops a body suit withhis mentor, a scientist. The suit has the power to activate the body's yogic chakras.Through a series of accidents (then again, there are no accidents in a comic book world, are there?), the suit gets activated while Raju wears it, lending him hissuperpowers. The comic titled, Chakra the Invincible was announced two yearsago, and is an indication that the West may be looking at India as the new site for comic super-powerdom, having already developed a thriving market for Hollywood superhero films and merchandise.