Comic greats Stan Lee and Grant Morrison together with Indian-American author and wellness guru Deepak Chopra have partnered with publisher Graphic India to bring out digital comics to raise money for charities in India. Under the partnership, comics written by Lee, Morrison and Chopra is being offered exclusively as a package on Humble Bundle, a pay-what-you-want program that works with publishers to offer huge collections of comics in one go. The deal includes a global exclusive release of the first chapter of the superhero comic book "Avatarex", a sequel to the epic Mahabarata set in modern India by Morrison, who has authored bestsellers like "Batman". The announcement was made by the writer on Thursday at the ongoing Comic-Con event at San Diego. "Avatarex" is the first digital venture by Morrison, whose retelling of the Mahabharata in comic book format "18 days" with illustrations by Mukesh Singh was published in 2010. Publishers describe Avatarex as an epic world where "living myth collides with the mundane realities and cultural upheavals of contemporary India." "At a time when I feel I've said about as much as I have to say about the American superhero, this is an opportunity to re-imagine the entire concept through a different cultural lens," Morrison said in a statement. "Avatarex is the first digital only comic I've written and I'm excited by the opportunity to create for a more accessible global platform," he said. Morrrison's new comic will feature a new 6 page chapter digitally every two weeks.
Comic icons Lee, Morrison to raise money for India charities
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