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Comic Books Animate United Methodist History


John Wesley and Francis Asbury are certainly heroes from a faith perspective, but a series of comic books created for confirmation classes in the 1970s turned them into the stars of some adventure stories too. These leaders faced many dangers as they carried the Gospel on horseback to early settlers in remote areas of America and the "Winning the Frontier" series tells the sometimes harrowing story of the founding fathers of Methodism in the New World.

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The comic books featured in this video are part of a private collection owned by the Rev Alfred T. Day, chief executive of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History. The series of three comic books were published by Ron Kerr Associates in 1976.

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
Media contact is Fran Walsh, 615-742-5458.

This video was first posted on December 19, 2016.