Heroes assemble

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November 5, 2018 - 11:53 AM

The actual Spider-Man rested his weary bones long enough to enjoy a performance in the festival lecture hall.

It’s a lucky thing that no major disaster struck planet Earth Saturday morning, for it was during these tranquil hours that a significant percentage of the world’s superheroes converged on Iola High School for the annual Iola Family Reading Festival. Batman. Superman. Wonder Woman. “Super Roger” Carswell, the town librarian. Captain America. The Flash. Pictured, above, the actual Spider-Man rested his weary bones long enough to enjoy a performance in the festival lecture hall. At right, clockwise, caped crusaders Linda Johnson and Julie Strickler supermanned the book table, which featured titles from the event’s many visiting authors; wonder women, sisters, Zoey and Scarlett Scheibmeir, landed long enough to be photographed; The Flash, aka Maddux Franklin, leapt a skyscraper, then another; finally, writer and critic Brian McTavish relayed for a small crowd the history of international comic art, from “The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck” (1837) to today’s graphic novel.

REGISTER/RICK DANLEY

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