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The Intrepid Proton-Man spreads the word on proton therapy now in Russian as well

Russian Federation, St Petersburg
February 06, 2020 at 20:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Legendary comic book writer Steve Englehart, co-creator of Hulk, Iron Man and X-Men among others, presented a Russian version of his comic book titled "The Intrepid Proton-Man" in St Petersburg on Thursday.

The comic launch took place at the proton therapy centre of Dr. Berezin Medical Institute (MIBS), and the book is aimed at helping children better understand the benefits of their proton therapy treatment.

Englehart came up with the idea in 2016. The Intrepid Proton-Man is based on doctors who work in cancer clinics helping young patients.

"The actual superheroes involved in all this are the doctors, right? And so I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t ‘just a concept’ but that it was actually a person," explained the comic book writer.

During his visit to the institute, Englehart held an autograph signing session for the young patients.

The book was released to coincide with the World Cancer Day, which was observed on Feb 4, and the International Childhood Cancer Day, marked globally on 15 February to raise awareness of the illness.

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Legendary comic book writer Steve Englehart, co-creator of Hulk, Iron Man and X-Men among others, presented a Russian version of his comic book titled "The Intrepid Proton-Man" in St Petersburg on Thursday.

The comic launch took place at the proton therapy centre of Dr. Berezin Medical Institute (MIBS), and the book is aimed at helping children better understand the benefits of their proton therapy treatment.

Englehart came up with the idea in 2016. The Intrepid Proton-Man is based on doctors who work in cancer clinics helping young patients.

"The actual superheroes involved in all this are the doctors, right? And so I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t ‘just a concept’ but that it was actually a person," explained the comic book writer.

During his visit to the institute, Englehart held an autograph signing session for the young patients.

The book was released to coincide with the World Cancer Day, which was observed on Feb 4, and the International Childhood Cancer Day, marked globally on 15 February to raise awareness of the illness.

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