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Obamacare to Become Graphic Novel

To some Obama is a superhero, to others a supervillian. Now his signature legislation, health care, is getting its own starring role in pop-culture—with a big new comic book. The Boston Herald reports that MIT health-economics guru Jonathan Gruber plans to explain the complicated Obama health-care plan to 300 million Americans in a graphic novel. Gruber, who helped Mitt Romney institute universal health care in Massachusetts, says his three comic-loving kids encouraged him to use the graphic novel format. Farrar, Straus and Giroux's Hill and Wang division releases Gruber's book this fall.

February 8, 2011 3:28 AM