Leesville local and Army veteran, James Bonner visited the Veron Parish Library on Tuesday to promote his new comic book.
Bonner gave a presentation explaining his background and his desire to create his own comic books and signed copies for the readers in attendance.
Bonner’s work is steeped in his faith as a Christian.
Among his works is a series titled “The Adventures of Cold Steel: A Christian Hero.” The series follows a young man named John Cy a.k.a Cold Steel, who is able to fight the evil forces of the devil by putting on the whole armor of God.
Although he was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Bonner currently lives in Leesville.
He writes comic books, records his own original music and is a retired U.S. Army Soldier. During his time in the Army, he was a part of the 25th Infantry Division Band in Hawaii, 5th Infantry Division Band in Fort Polk, the 77th Army Band in Fort Sills, OK and the 156th Army Band in Bossier City Louisiana.
“When I was in Hawaii I wanted to produce my music and make a CD. The problem was I didn’t have the money to produce it,” Bonner said. “I had a big collection of comic books, and decided to sell them to get the money to get my CD made.”
Among the superhero comics books in his personally collection, Bonner singled out his Spider-Man and Thor books, although he jokingly told the crowd in attendance that he “had them (superhero comic books) all at some point.”
He said that he noticed how many people enjoyed buying the comics from his collection, and it inspired him to create comics of his own.
Bonner has more comics in the works and still writes and produces his own music.
He has even written a radio drama involving Cold Steel that he performed on the radio and is looking to do so again this year.