Tom Spurgeon’s deep nerd comics blog, The Comic Reporter, picked up on xtreme sports and Xtian preacher Stephen Baldwin’s latest venture, entering the comic book field with “Spirit Warriors.” Baldwin’s choice to compete with Marvel came after the superhero giant reversed it’s policy that a cartoon character’s sexual orientation no longer matters when rating a book for older readers, meaning, one can assume, that the Hulk is available again to children of all ages. As the Desert News, says, “Baldwin, who has starred in more than 65 films, including “The Usual Suspects” and “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas,” gave his “Warriors” a comic book style and fast-paced action. “Spirit Warriors” follows the antics of six fictional characters who battle against good and evil. One of the heroes does amazing things from a wheelchair; another is blind but can see what others can’t … ‘If you bring the kids dorkville they don’t listen,’ Baldwin said. ‘If you bring them really cool, they’ll listen … because all of this is really about sharing the news about a man named Jesus Christ.’
And btw, for regular readers of CSTB who recall Baldwin’s campaign to stand outside a Hudson Valley porn shop and publish customer license plates in the local paper, I LOANED MY CAR TO A FRIEND THAT DAY. As far as I’m concerned, that’s my busin — I mean, MY FRIEND’S business, and I consider the matter closed.