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Super Sikh Deep Singh:
New Comic Book Hero





Oakland, California, USA

Meet the world's newest action hero – Secret Agent Deep Singh, a.k.a. "Super Sikh." 

At night, he's on undercover missions destroying the plans of evil villains.

By day, he's working at a mundane technology job as a cover.

Quite frankly, he's exhausted. Deep Singh decides it's time to take his dream vacation to see Elvis Presley's Graceland. However, one particularly crazy gang of Taliban terrorists decides to make it their mission to follow him and get rid of him once and for all.

After asking, "Why are there no Sikh superheroes?" the creators turned to Kickstarter to bring this story to life. It's rare to see an action hero from the subcontinent in a comic book, especially one of the Sikh religion.

Sikhism has 30 million followers worldwide, belonging to the fifth largest world religion. Yet Sikhs have in recent times been the subject of negative stereotyping and hate crimes, being mistaken by the ignorant and confused with Muslims and Arabs, or at times with Hindus.

Super Sikh aims to fill a void by creating a new positive narrative and a modern role model for Sikh youth.

Super Sikh is a collaboration between Supreet Singh Manchanda, a Silicon Valley executive, and Bay Area comic book and screenplay writer, Eileen Alden.

Supreet saw the need for the Sikh action hero for years. "Growing up, I had great fun reading comics but there were never any examples of leading modern Sikh characters to fuel my imagination. Sikhs have always been the defenders of equality, justice and the oppressed, regardless of gender, caste, or creed."

Eileen Alden joined Supreet to write the story because "Sikhism is often misunderstood in the West, so this comic project was a natural way for me to use my passion for writing fun unique stories. Fiction is a great way to open communities and create dialogue."

Super Sikh's story is told through the award winning artwork of artist Amit Tayal.

The Super Sikh Kickstarter campaign launched January 5, 2015 and was fully funded in a little over 24 hours!  It will continue to run through February 4 to meet other stretch goals.  Backers can receive advance copies of the comic, special editions, t-shirts, and more.

[Courtesy: PR Newswire. Edited for]
January 17, 2015

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