Single moms often get a bad rap, but not in Raising Dion, a new comic book by writer Dennis Liu and artist Jason Piperberg. In the book, the spotlight is firmly on Dion’s mom, Nicole, who’s doing her best to give her seven-year-old son a normal childhood despite his super powers.
So, how do you raise a superhero?
Rule number one: “Never take your eyes off of him; his powers can be unpredictable,” Nicole explains in the tailer for the comic book.
Unlike other superhero stories, Raising Dion centers on Nicole, the person without the powers. In the book, we learn that Nicole is a widow who will stop at nothing to protect her son. Nicole homeschools Dion and tries to teach him how to use his unexplainable powers for good.
Here’s how Liu describes Raising Dion:
“Nicole, raises her 7 year old son, Dion, who has superpowers. Life was hard enough keeping up with the bills, let alone trying to keep track of her son’s invisibility, plasma powers, and telekinesis. In order to study his progress, Nicole films her son 24/7 with the help of her friend, Pat, who is an aspiring filmmaker. But when Nicole starts to notice mysterious men tailing her, and with Dion’s developing abilities constantly changing and becoming more powerful and possibly evil, she must find the courage deep within herself that she can raise Dion on her own.”
The trailer for Raising Dion is AH-MAY-ZING, and it not only made me want to run out and buy the book (note: they’re not really for young kids because, let’s just say, romance happens), but it also makes me wish it were an actual film.
Please God…let this be a film!
In the meantime, watch the trailer and let me know how much you love it.