March 8th, 2010
04:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Comic book series to feature Franken

Sen. Al Franken will appear in an upcoming comic book.
Sen. Al Franken will appear in an upcoming comic book.

Washington (CNN) - It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Senator Al Franken.

While Sen. Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, might be able to brag about being featured in "Cosmopolitan" magazine, it is his Minnesota colleague who is getting his own comic book.

Franken, the comedian-turned- liberal radio host-turned U.S. senator, will be featured in an upcoming 22-page color spread as part of the "Political Power" series published by Bluewater Productions.

"We want to tell stories about people who are not the Barack Obama's of the world and Sen. Franken isn't someone people would expect us to cover," publisher Darren Davis said in an interview with CNN. Davis said the May issue of the series will "show his early life as a comedian to modern day. "I don't think anyone knows Sen. Franken co-wrote the movie "When a Man Loves a Woman," said Davis, referring to the 1994 dramatic film starring Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan.

As for Franken, a spokesman said the Democratic senator is "looking forward to reading the comic."

The current issue features George W.Bush.


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soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. bennie new york

    Being in a comic book is way cooler than being in Cosmo, though the fact that it isn't a major Marvel or DC comic hurts Franken a little bit.

    March 8, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. LIP

    I believe that Al Franken has been a surprise to everyone, including his rivals. Senator Franken is doing a good job, keeping a relatively low profile and earning his wings. Give him some space and he just may make a good Senator that truly works to everyone's benefit and not just the same old party line.

    March 8, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. Wisconsonite - It's Not Socialism, It's SANITY

    And before any of you Rabid Righers say anything about Sen. Franken being featured in a comic book, pay attention to:

    "The current issue features George W.Bush". Nuff said.

    March 8, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. Eric

    Just goes to show you what a joke Franken is. Trying to pass him off as a serious politician is just a travesty.

    I can't believe the people of Minnesota are so twisted as to elect this guy as their Senator.

    March 8, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  5. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Maybe at least the lunatic fringe can learn how to read this way?

    March 8, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. martin

    He wrote 'When a Man Loves A Woman'? Is it too late to change my vote?

    March 8, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Ummm, what he meant to say is, "please give the gov't to the GOP so we can continue giving it to corporate America." It has NOTHING to do with empowering the people
    -------------------------------–

    Right back at you Sniffit!! Your statement was straight, clear and to the point!

    March 8, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. Fitting

    It's where he belongs, the funnies.

    March 8, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  9. Bedtime for Obonzo

    The Beloved Leader gave us free bread and circuses. Now we have a clown, too.

    March 8, 2010 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  10. BobH

    To Henry Miller, Libertarian:

    Franken does not believe in taxing "little people" to death. He believes in taxing rich people, like himself. Whatever you think about Franken, you can't say that he wants to avoid taxes on the wealthy class, of which he is now a member.

    Bob

    March 8, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  11. Not Blue, Not Red, but Purple

    Makes sense...he is a joke!

    March 8, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  12. Lacrosse Mom (the real one)

    This man is a joke.

    March 8, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  13. Sue

    Hahahahahahahahaha.............

    How appropriate..........Franken as a cartoon character........A JOKE!!!

    And, it figures, Franken is proud of this!!!

    What a terrible joke that has been played on our country with Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the loony left liberal Democrats.

    Be sure to watch Glenn Beck tomorrow.........He is going to use his entire show to interview Massa-- regarding his claims that he was forced to resign, due to voting against Obamacare.

    March 8, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  14. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Once again the people who stick their hands down the front of their pants when ever Obama comes on television, are just waxing their love of Obama all over this idiot too. Will the end of the book be about how he just happens to find all those ballots with his name in the trunk of a Chevy Impala owned by by an SEIU/ACORN member? Didn't the Russians do something similar with their great role models? Or perhaps the Red Chinese had the "cult of personality." I believe that the North Koreans still do and we know Hugo Chavez and his buddy Obozo Obama are trying hard to start them and become like the scourges they so idealize.

    March 8, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  15. John Clavis

    Next, they should devote an issue to the biggest clown in American political history - Ronald "Bonzo" Reagan! He even wore clown makeup! LOL!

    They can devote a chapter to how Reagan won the 1980 election by collaborating with terrorists.

    Then they can devote another chapter to how Reagan cut and run from terrorists in Lebanon in 1983.

    Then they can devote another chapter to how Reagan turned America from the world's biggest creditor nation to the world's biggest debtor nation by handing out money to his rich friends.

    Then they can wrap it up by showing how Reagan went slowly cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs while the criminals around him committed multiple war crimes and started America on a ruinous path to stuipdity (as we can see by the hateful and idiotic things said by all the right-wing dummies posting here).

    Ronald Reagan: easily our worst President. The fact that so many right-wing wackjobs want him on our money is just more proof that Republicans are systematically destroying America with their nitwittery.

    March 8, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  16. Hi I'm TriG, and my mommy scares me :-(

    Ah yes, the idiot Repubs are out in force today. Too bad all of them forgot their HERO was an actor. Even did a comedy or two. Guess that makes him a joke.

    Ronald Reagan: The biggest joke around.

    March 8, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  17. Marilyn

    Yeah, that's about right. I'd say that is just where Franken belongs - in a comic book.

    March 8, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  18. Minnesotan

    Cool! Franken is actually over-educated to be in Congress, but it's great to see him use that big brain to denounce all the little conservative liars. Keep up the great work, Al1

    March 8, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  19. Jon

    This man stole the election, period.

    March 8, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  20. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    @BobH:

    If Franken wants to impoverish himself Doing Good for all the downtrodden–or whatever–people of this country, fine. It's his money. But he's got no business demanding that I do the same with i>my money.

    That's one of the big problems with the Far Left: they're perpetually astoundingly generous with other people's money.

    March 8, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  21. Bob Krueger

    Somebody needs to tell Mr. Davis that plurals ("We want to tell stories about people who are not the Barack Obama's of the world...") don't have apostrophes in them. I'm used to journalists and bloggers making this and other illiterate mistakes (like substituting "loose" for "lose"), but now the publishers are doing it too? Pathetic.

    We need to get back to paying teachers reasonable salaries before we become a nation with only an oral history.

    March 8, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  22. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    @BobH:

    If Franken wants to impoverish himself Doing Good for all the downtrodden–or whatever–people of this country, fine. It's his money. But he's got no business demanding that I do the same with my money.

    That's one of the big problems with the Far Left: they're perpetually astoundingly generous with other people's money.

    March 8, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  23. Obama the Arrogant Liar

    I will admit that Stuart Smally is just as smart as Obama when he's not talking.

    March 8, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  24. fenarkleman

    Al franken rocks. Loser commenters who cannot handle that seem to support the far right wing in saying it is okay for corporations to deny rights to rape victims.

    March 8, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  25. Ben

    Franken's a comic book all by himself. What a joke! I can't believe the people of Minnesota were dumb enough to vote for that clown.

    March 8, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
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