Tha' Hip Hop Doc Comics
Now available to order: the first issue of Dr. Rani Whitfield's Tha' Hip Hop Doc and the Legion of Health. Below, excerpts from the press release--particularly noteworthy: Whitfield's focus on the book's professional standards.
Created and edited by local family physician Dr. Rani Whitfield, the debut comic rivals Marvel comics in quality and message.
Fed Up!, which is scheduled for a Baton Rouge release on Tuesday, June 24, brings Thaâ€™ Hip Hop Doc, a doctor, warrior, teacher and hero, and his team of muscle-bound, super-intelligent health advocates with super human powers to protect the human race from members of the Dungeon of Disease.
Representing Western medicine, fitness, nutrition, spiritual health, alternative medicine, research, and mental health these heroes battle SSPs (Symbiotic Supernatural Parasites) with colorful allusions in this comic world.
Thaâ€™ Hip Hop Docâ€™s nemesis, Bad Heart, a sickly but shrewd and manipulative villain, will stop at nothing to destroy his foes, The Legion of Health. The comic series delivers critical messages on obesity, poor eating habits, physical inactivity, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and STDs packed with imagery and action.
Whitfield, who is also a board-certified sports medicine physician, said he designed the three-book comic series to reinforce positive health values using an ingenious, artistic package that is most popular among youth and young adults.
â€œThe obstacle in the past with health comic books is that they were not of industry standard, and physicians were not actively delivering the messages to the youth,â€ said Whitfield. With that, Whitfield and comic artist Greg Nichols, took Whitfieldâ€™s Hip Hop Healthy speeches and created The Legion of Health. The series has been thoroughly researched and is a recommended teaching tool.
Via the always informative ProHipHop