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Brad's Beat: Native American Heroes Comic Book Collection
By Brad Douglas
JOPLIN, MO.--- A Joplin comic book collector is showing off his unique collection that focuses on lesser known heroes. Charles Stephens has been collecting comics for more than 50 years. He collects issues with Native American heroes. A portion of his collection is on display at the Joplin library. Stephens says the heroes he likes are not as well known as Spider-Man or Iron Man, but they're just as heroic. Many of these heroes also get their powers from the earth.
"Native American heroes get powers from the herbs that they pick or spirits, or their ancestors," said Charles Stephens, Native American Comic Collector.
Stephens collection will be on display at the Joplin library until the end of the month.