by Cliff Judy (WICHITA, Kan.)
Wichita has its own superhero trying to help young men make good decisions. The comic book series "Wichita Man" is gaining in popularity.
Wichita pastor Reuben Eckels says he wanted a new way to connect with at-risk youth, and his son suggested he start a comic book series. "Wichita Man," a picture comic, features a superhero who deals with social problems like domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, and gang issues.
More than 50 businesses and schools now carry the comic book. Eckels says he hopes the comic leads young people away from bad decisions, but still helps those who need it.
"We all make mistakes, but there are ways to find help for whatever issues that you're in," says Eckels. "There are people around the city who are ready to help you."