Created in 2012 by legendary comic book creator and icon STAN LEE and Graphic India founder and creator Sharad Devarajan, Chakra The Invincible tells the story of Raju Rai, a young Indian student living in Mumbai.
Collection No. 1
Loot Box Blind Purchase 1/1’s
The CHAKRAVERSE Collection No. 1 will consist of an extremely limited collection of 6,880 unique generative art pieces based on characters from the graphic novel. Each of these NFTs are ONE OF A KIND and embrace Stan Lee’s original characters while reimagining them exclusively for this NFT collection.
These NFTs will be placed in a ‘Loot Box’, wherein every buyer of the box gets a random Chakra character art piece from the NFT collection.
Collection No. 2
Seven Chakra Powers, Seven 1/1 Auctions
Chakra possesses seven superhuman powers and abilities that are unleashed when he unlocks the mystical chakra energy centers of the body.
In celebration of Chakra’s powers, the seven different 1/1 auctions each feature a different 3D animation showcasing his superhuman abilities.
These new NFT animations were created based on a grown-up version of Chakra that Stan Lee was developing for a live-action version of the character prior to his passing.
The winner of each auction will also receive an extremely limited Chakra The Invincible lithograph hand-signed by Stan Lee several years ago.
Collection No. 3
Comic Book Limited Editions
This limited NFT collectible features the original 200-page comic book by Stan Lee, Sharad Devarajan, and superstar Indian artist Jeevan J. Kang, featuring the exciting origin story of Chakra The Invincible.
The Chakra NFT comic books will feature five limited edition ALL-NEW variant NFT comic book covers made exclusively for this drop.
Only 1,000 NFTs for each cover will be minted.
Collection No. 3 - Auction
Two Animated Comic Book Cover Auctions
These 1/1 auctions feature Stan Lee’s Chakra The Invincible full origin story comic book, brought to life with all-new, never-before-seen original 3D covers.
The winners of each 1/1 auction will also receive an extremely limited Chakra The Invincible lithograph hand-signed by Stan Lee several years ago.
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More on Chakra The Invincible
Want to know more about Chakra The Invincible and Stan Lee’s process behind creating the superhero?
The Chakra Powers
Chakra The Invincible’s powers are based on Indian wisdom and traditions of how the energy centers of the body are aligned with the energy of the universe. Through disciplined mental and physical techniques, the chakras are said to align an individual with the powers of the universe and unlock both internal harmony and external abilities.
Root Chakra / Yellow
Chakra first puts his hands in a defensive position and then a burst of yellow erupts as he takes off into flight.
Raksha Chakra / Blue
Chakra waves his hands in front of his body to protect him and activate the shield.
Solar Chakra / Red
Power: Blasts and Energy Attacks
Chakra extends his arm outward to shoot deadly energy blasts. Also known as the Power Chakra, this ability can lead to corruption and dark mood swings.
Heart Chakra / Magenta
Power: Healing and invulnerability
Chakra places his arms against his chest in an X-position and closes his eyes to focus. This power can only be triggered by a clear mind and compassion; it cannot be activated when Chakra feels hate or anger.
Voice Chakra / Green
Power: A “sixth sense” to know the truth
When activated, this power acts more as an intuition allowing Chakra to know when he is being lied to or deceived. It also reveals when he is lying or not staying true to himself.
Vision Chakra / Purple
Power: Control over illusions and suit
This power makes Chakra’s suit appear and disappear when needed. It also allows him to dispel illusions.
Crown Chakra / White
Power: Cosmic consciousness
Chakra goes into a lotus position and achieves cosmic oneness. This is Chakra’s ultimate power, and it has only been used once in our story when he first bonds with the suit and sees a dangerous vision of the future.
Past interview with Stan Lee
(Selected Q&A’s with Stan about Chakra taken from various 2013 press interviews)
STAN LEE: This all happened because my good friend Sharad Devarajan told me he was launching Graphic India to create new Indian superheroes and asked if I would be interested in creating one. I thought it would be exciting to bring my own style of superhero storytelling to India and collaborate with the amazing artists there. I have always been fascinated by Indian culture. It’s so philosophical and rich in tradition and morality. I’ve written countless superheroes of every nationality and every part of the world before, I’ve even created many heroes from other planets and galaxies, but Chakra The Invincible is the first superhero I am creating specifically for the Indian market.
STAN LEE: I think people are always looking for something that represents the ideal person, or the ideal situation. You know, there’s another reason. I feel that almost everybody has loved fairy tales when they were young. I don’t know anybody who didn’t read fairy tales as a young child. You’re reading stories of witches, ogres, giants, monsters and so forth — kids love that sort of thing. But, after a while, you become too old to read fairy tales; you outgrow them. But I don’t think you ever outgrow your love for those types of stories. And if you think about it, superhero stories today are like fairy tales for older people. It’s people with powers and abilities that no human beings have. The villains are always bigger than life or the menace is bigger than life and it’s like the giants and the dragons in the old fairy tales. So, it’s a chance for older people to have that same fun and excitement that they had when they were young reading fairy tales — at least that’s my theory.
STAN LEE: My goal with Chakra The Invincible is simple — I want to bring an Eastern concept like the Chakras to the world via the Western genre of superheroes. And I think people around the world will be excited by Chakra’s tales and will accept him as a hero for themselves. I’ve always tried to give my heroes and my villains a lot of personal problems so that they seemed like real people. That’s what makes Chakra such a compelling story, it’s because we care about Raju Rai and the personal challenges and struggles he goes through. Problems such as having trouble paying the bills, bullies at school, a crush on a girl. It’s these basic human challenges that make heroes such as Chakra relatable to us.
While I want Chakra to have all the elements that have made my other superhero characters popular, I still want him to be totally unique— as each of them are. I’m hoping that Chakra will be one of the first of many superhero characters from India that will be popular world-wide. You see, I expect Chakra to appeal to readers around the world — not just India. I try to create characters that connect with the basic human struggles and challenges which are relatable to people Mumbai to Manhattan.
STAN LEE: Dreaming up the stories isn’t that hard, but coming up with a good title is the toughest part. It’s a tremendous challenge, because there have been so many characters created over the years. Every time you think you come up with a great name, you find out somebody has already done it. When you can sit down with a plain sheet of paper in front of you and make some notes, and, little by little, you see it take shape and become a concept for a comic book, a movie or a TV show. That’s a real thrill. You watch it go from notes on a paper to a meeting with writers and directors and actors. I can’t think of anything that’s more exciting.
Every superhero has an alter ego. How important is it to the character? What do you keep in mind while creating it?
STAN LEE: Their alter ego helps make these heroes more relatable and shows the flaws they have just like the rest of us. I think if they’re not flawed, they become incredibly uninteresting, because they become one dimensional. If the character can do no wrong and is perfect in every way, he is not a terribly interesting character. Achilles, without his heel, you wouldn’t even know his name today. So, I’ve always tried to make the characters I’ve written as realistic as possible and then just give them one attribute that makes them incredibly colorful so you want to read about them. But beyond that attribute, they should be as realistic and empathetic as possible.
What are the things that you think about while creating a new character considering the changing times?
STAN LEE: I hate to sound immodest, but I think my characters have withstood the changing times probably because we concentrated just as much on the characters’ private lives as we did on them fighting the bad guys. And I think it’s important, whether it’s a superhero story or any story, you have to feel that the characters themselves are interesting and you want to know more about them. And you care about what they do and how they feel and what their personal problems are, and how they’re going to solve them. And we always tried to give our heroes and our villains a lot of personal problems so that they seemed like real people. That’s what makes Chakra such a compelling story, it’s because we care about Raju Rai and the personal challenges and struggles he goes through. Problems such as having trouble paying the bills, bullies at school, a crush on a girl. It’s these basic human challenges that make heroes such as Chakra relatable to us.
STAN LEE: Oh, I guess like everybody else, my influences were the things I read and the movies I saw growing up. But the biggest influences were the movies and the books. I could only go to about one movie a month, just because of the price. Luckily, I could read a book at any time, so I did a lot of that. I read legends, Robin Hood, The Odyssey, Sherlock Holmes. My favorite movie star, far and away, was Errol Flynn. I thought that this guy was the greatest because he always played such heroic roles. He was either the sheriff of Dodge City, or he was Robin Hood, or he was Captain Blood. When I would leave the theater, I’d be about 10 years old I guess, I would imagine I had a little crooked smile on my face the way Errol Flynn did, and an imaginary sword at my side while I swashbuckled down the street. All of these people were my heroes. I assume everybody is like that. We all have people we admire, actors we admire, fictional characters we admire, and if we didn’t, what would we ever have to aim for? What goals would we have?
STAN LEE: I think if you enjoy what you do it’s like playing and you can’t stop. Most men want to retire at a certain age. They say ‘I can’t wait to retire so I can play golf or travel,’ or whatever it is. But I’m already doing what I want to do. It’s so much fun. Think about what we are doing now with Chakra. What a great new challenge to create this superhero with Graphic India. That’s the kind of fun that I love. Seeing a character jump from my imagination and out into the world.
STAN LEE: Always try to write stories that you yourself would like to read. If your story interests and excites you, the chances are it will do the same for your readers.
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