#ComicBytes: Unknown facts about Super Commando Dhruv
While there are a lot of superheroes in the stable of Raj Comics, no one comes close to Super Commando Dhruv in terms of popularity. He is perhaps the only hero who doesn't need an alter-ego to save his city, Rajnagar. Founder of Commando Force, Dhruv has no superpowers except his intelligence and determination. Here're some worth-knowing facts about the dashing and gallant hero.
Dhruv was born to a Trapeze artist couple working in 'Jupiter Circus'. Right from his childhood, he was well trained in acrobatics, martial arts, and various other physical activities. He grew up with the circus animals and even learned to communicate with them. Soon, the owner of a rival circus sent an assassin to burn 'Jupiter Circus'. Everyone Dhruv loved died in the fire.
The assassin Jubisko, who killed Dhruv's parents, and the man who sent him, were brought to justice. As an orphan, Dhruv could have become a criminal but was adopted by city police chief Rajan Mehra and grew up to be a soft-spoken and mild-mannered hero. He vowed to end all crime in his city but has always worked under the confines of the law.
His story is similar to that of Robin/Nightwing but Dhruv brings a lot of originality to his character. He might resemble Nightwing in looks but is not a copy because he retains an original good-guy vibe and his trademark star symbol. Like Batman, he is an orphan who fights using projectile weapons without superhuman abilities. Except, Dhruv is vibrant and not that dark.
His best team-partners include Nagraj and Doga. His friendship with Nagraj (an invincible hero and a non-superpowered being!) is well-known and the two have often come to each other's aid. With Doga, however, he clashes often as the two are anti-theses of each other in terms of moral code and sense of justice. All three are members of the superhero team, Brahmand Rakshak.
Dhruv has received praise from kids, adults, and international readers. Spanish writer Chris Wright reviewed him saying, "It's hard to find fault with Super Commando Dhruva - he is completely nuts in the best possible way." Apart from this, Dhruv represented India in The Boston Globe's August 2011 feature on non-American comic book superheroes. Dhruv has received positive ratings from critics on numerous occasions.