When you create a comic book, you need a hero -- or four.
And in the new comic book series "Empowerment Saga," due out this summer by Native American artist Rose Red Elk, they take many forms.
"These four birds, these shape shifters, are superheros with great powers," Red Elk says."
"There's bank robbers. There's loan sharks. There's gang members," Red Elk says. "They time travel."
The U.S. Department of the Interior and Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians commissioned Red Elk to write these stories with a moral in mind: They aim to teach Native American teens on reservations how to be responsible with their money.