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Comey chronicles portrayed in comic by Springfield writer

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A Springfield comic book writer is tackling the saga of former FBI Director James Comey with a new series.

Michael Frizell, who also works as director of student learning services at Missouri State University, is the writer of “Political Power: James Comey.” Artist Joe Paradise designed the 24-page comic published this month by TidalWave Comics, according to a news release.

The comic portrays Comey’s career before the controversies, and Frizell is working on a sequel related to the former FBI leader’s interactions with President Donald Trump.

“A Google search will give you thousands of stories about Comey. Combing through the political rhetoric was tough,” Frizell said in the release. “With no resolution on the horizon regarding controversies surrounding Comey, coupled with my desire to tell a story with a solid arc, it made sense to write about Comey’s early life.”

Comey recently has re-entered the public spotlight with the publishing of his book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which is critical of Trump. Comey was ousted by Trump in May 2017.

“To put it mildly, Comey’s story is in flux. For this first book, I thought it best to explore what makes the man tick,” Frizell added in the release.

Frizell previously wrote comics depicting Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, actor Chris Pratt and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, among others.


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steve counts

My suggestion for Mr. Frizell is to keep a page or two for someone in a striped suit. [not the 3 piece kind]. It remains to be seen if Mr. Comey will come through unscathed by the possible scandal to use his position for personal & political activities.

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