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Mike Kaye Asks: "Can Other Comic Books Save Real People?"

Every big superhero has a secret identity. Local comic book author Mike Kaye claims his creation, the awkward frog man Amphoman's alter ego is Dr. Ulrius Joules. But as New Times interviewed him, it turned out both Amphoman and Dr. Joules might actually be Kaye's own alter egos.

Kaye pours his own struggles, whether financial, family related or his own battle with cancer into each action-packed, family friendly volume of Amphoman, a saga that now spans nine colorful issues. While Amphoman might battle super-powered costumed cretins, Kaye tries to fight his enemy by donating proceeds from each comic sold toward cancer research. After putting his three children to bed Kaye found time to answer our questions.

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David Rolland is a freelance writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times. His novel, The End of the Century, published by Jitney Books, is available at many fine booksellers.
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