Illustrator Mark L. Mindt has grown the cast of characters who join KODA, an American Indian superhero, in the third edition of the educational comic book series. KODA means "friend" in the Dakota language. Mindt introduced the action hero to school audiences in two previous volumes.
This story, "Healing Time," begins on the Couer D' Alene Reservation in Idaho and leads through Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota.
"Benny the Rez Dog is now the traveling companion," said Mindt. "Like KODA, when the need arises, he assumes the shape of another creature with super powers. He shifts into his secret identity as the Coyote."
Unfortunately, the first issue of KODA wasn't very good. But kudos to Mindt for continuing to publish the series. Lord knows it's difficult when you're a self-publisher. <g>