Today as comics make a raving comeback, our favourite Tinkle has taken a socially responsible stand and introduced Mapui the Wingstar, its first female superhero or heroine rather to their repertoire. Here are six things we need to know about her…
- She is all of thirteen
- She isn’t Tinkle’s first female superhero but she is brand new
- Wingstar is powered by some super awesome gadgets
- Her life is all about difficult choices!
She is all of thirteen
Mapui is Tinkle comic’s newest female superhero who is all of thirteen, is from Mizoram in Northeast India and her life is all about picking battles between Math homework, sleepovers and fighting crime! Isn’t that just too cool for a 13-year-old?
Her wonder kid name is Wingstar
She is simple kid named Mapui Kawlim who hails from a middle class household of Aizawl but Mapui doubles up to be the wonder kid aka Wingstar every time she needs to save her neighbourhood!
She isn’t Tinkle’s first female superhero but she is brand new
Tinkle has already had two female superheroes previously, Super Weirdos with Aisha in the lead and Maya headlining the futuristic PsyMage series. What makes Wingstar or Mapui different from the rest is that she’s a reluctant teenage superhero who is encouraged to take on the world by her father! Setting a standard there too, Tinkle!
Wingstar is powered by some super awesome gadgets
Mapui is powered by gadgets for super flight and super strength that are given to her by her dad Tashi Kawlim who is an inventor working for the Space Development Arm of the Government. Woah, dream toys for any kid her age!
Her father works for the Space Department
Her father has the coolest job for a superhero dad and Mapui totally takes after her father and inherits his genes when it comes to putting science to good use! She learns to use rocket thrusters, iron fists and reinforced robotic arms from him and uses them to fight crime.
Her life is all about difficult choices!
Mapui also leads the regular life of a teenager and has to make some difficult choices between saving her neighborhood, attending school, dealing with her detective instincts, dreading math homework and keeping up with her sleepover commitments.