KANSAS (CBS) – It’s a first — a comic book about a superhero who has down syndrome.
The writer, Chip Reece, says he created it for his son Ollie who has the disorder.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley As Snow Moves In
Reece says he wanted his young son to have a superhero he could connect with, but a character like Ollie didn’t exist.
So he decided to create “Metaphase.”READ MORE: Eagles Fans At McGillin's Old Ale House Disappointed In 'Embarrassing' Loss To Buccanneers
“I’ve just been a comic book fan all my life,” said Reece. “In this case, he wanted to be a superhero, and that’s what the story is about, the dad handling what his son wants to do and supporting him.”
Reece says almost all of the 1,500 copies printed have been sold.
The book even made it to Ollie’s school.MORE NEWS: Officials Across Delaware Valley Focus On Road Preparations In Anticipation Of Snow, Rain
Ollie, who is non-verbal, says he recognizes the character in the book as himself.