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

Comic book series to feature Franken

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="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.

Filed under: Al Franken
soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    ""But if people pull together, people can take our government back," Steele says"

    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.

    March 8, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Sounds about right.

    March 8, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. Obama the Arrogant Liar

    He is not a comic, he is a liberal fool of a clown.

    March 8, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  4. Tracy

    Starring: Al Franken as D-Bag Man!

    March 8, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. Kevin in Ohio

    No better place for him than a comic book. He is a complete joke.

    March 8, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  6. Blue

    It is wonderful to see a man of Al Franken's talent in the senate. He has also brougth a lot of common sense and class to our governing body.

    March 8, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  7. Ralphie

    Bush already has a whole magazine devoted to him–Mad magazine. Alfred E. Newman's look alike is none other than W himself!

    March 8, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  8. Robert

    It is an affront not only to the United States Senate but to the American people to have someone of the ilk of Franken a member.

    March 8, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  9. hal

    This is what we've come down to- a comic book about a clown?

    March 8, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  10. Capt. Snarky

    Wow, he co-wrote a movie? I'm sure that has provided all the experience he needed to become a successful and effective Senator.

    What a Cheeselog!

    March 8, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  11. Gary

    Al Frankin is kinda weird and creepy.

    March 8, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  12. Blimie Shackleford

    Franken has the true makings of a comic: he's a fool.

    March 8, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  13. Hammerer

    Why not- Franken is a joke!

    March 8, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  14. gt

    franken is a idiot who cheat his way through a election and only won because obama carried minnesota ,,, only the very far left have anything to do with this comic character....

    March 8, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  15. Monkey wrench

    Bill March 8th, 2010 2:50 pm ET

    Anybody with a good high school education knows that the Pres. of the US doesn't run the US economy. Influence, yes but drive it, no_________________
    Man, you just excluded 90% of the Democratic party...

    March 8, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  16. Doug,lib jersey

    A like minded lib to Franken was caught in Pakistan, Adam Gadahn. No doubt that if he ran for office in some of our most liberal areas in the west and NorthEast the Democrats would vote for him in mass.

    March 8, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "We want to tell stories about people who are not the Barack Obama's
    of the world"....

    Why not? Self-made man. Raised by his grandmother after his mother's death. Harvard graduate. Gave back to his community. President of the United States. What would be wrong with sharing this with the youth of America? What is the stigma? Shouldn't kids have someone to look up to no matter what their present cisrcumstances? Shouldn't our youth, Black, White, Yellow et al also be able to say YES I CAN?

    The wording of this statement bothers me. I like Franken. A lot. I do not begrudge him his comic book, or anything good that comes his way, but surely there could've been another name to fit the statement like......

    March 8, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  18. Terry from D.C.

    This guy might be the biggest joke in United States political history! Way to go Minnesota, this really helps america take you seriously.

    March 8, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  19. Keep up the Good work Al

    I wonder how the dogs for vets program is working.

    March 8, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  20. Keep up the Good work Al

    When can we get to see Sen. Franken put Joe Lieberman in his place again? If I were a Minnesotan, I'll vote for Franken in a heartbeat.

    March 8, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  21. Tony in Maine

    "When a Man Loves a Woman" makes Franken unique among most politicians who employ ghost writers when they get past the rigors of writing See Spot Run.

    Of course he also has a book or two about a big fat idiot.

    March 8, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Makes sense: Franken is a joke, one of those most contemptible of breeds, the Limousine Liberal who, having more money than he knows what to do with, doesn't mind taxing the "little people" to death. He belongs in a comic strip.

    March 8, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    let me be the first to guess,

    franken appears as the joker,

    the next issue franken will team up with Obama staring as two-face

    and uncle sam can play batman, and newt can be that little winnie robin

    copyright 2010

    March 8, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  24. Jim

    Obama, I'm laughing at the superior intellect...

    March 8, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  25. BobH

    He does have a superhuman ability to drive conservatives crazy...

    March 8, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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