Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/autism33/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-checkout/models/option.php on line 98

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/autism33/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-checkout/models/shipmethod.php on line 57

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/autism33/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-checkout/models/state.php on line 40

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/autism33/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-checkout/models/tax.php on line 42
New Batman Comic Features Autism | Autism Key
 

 
 

New Batman Comic Features Autism


My sons with autism have always loved comics. Now teenagers, they still gravitate towards graphic novels. Having a story broken down into small illustrated segments is inherently appealing to individuals with autism. 

A comic book writer in New Jersey named Joe Caramagna tumbled into this affinity by reading comic book message boards. Inspired by the notion that comics could make a difference in the life of a child with autism, he has written a new issue of DC’s “Batman 80-Page Giant 2011” that features a young boy with autism as its protagonist. Reasoning that comics could unlock a child’s imagination and creativity, he named his new work “One Lock, Many Keys."

“One Lock, Many Keys” focuses on a child with autism named “Lucas” immersed in the pages of his comics as his parents argue over whether or not he should be reading them. As they leave his room Lucas claps his hands and mutters to himself, a reaction recognizable as autistic.

He crawls into bed just as something rushes past his window. Climbing onto the fire escape, he gets caught in a battle between the Batman and the hulking, zombie super villain Solomon Grundy.

Caramagna leaves the ending open to interpretation as to whether the encounter was real or played out in Lucas’ imagination, but in the final panels of the comic, the boy’s parents are delighted when he has achieved a new developmental milestone.

Without knowing that cartooning is already widely used to help children on the spectrum learn about emotions, Mr. Caramagna has created a sensitive, inspiring and thrilling story involving autism. This is the first time a Batman story has dealt with autism since the inception of the series in 1939. 

May it not be the last.

6 Responses to New Batman Comic Features Autism

  1. Kim says:

    How do I get a copy of this?

  2. Susan says:

    It was released Aug 10th and I found it online several places, one of them being http://www.comixology.com/sku/JUN110223/Batman-80-Page-Giant-2011-1

    A comic store in your area would likely carry it as well, worth a call.

    SM

  3. Kevin says:

    Thanks!

  4. Susan says:

    My Pleasure.

    SM

  5. Jack says:

    Batman is autistic/ has aspergers. As you can see with his obssesion towards crime fighting and detective work, has a strict schedule, flips out if if he fails and strugles with emotion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 
 

Terms & Privacy Policy

All information in this site is presented for support and educational purposes only. It is not intended to substitute for medical treatment or visiting a licensed medical physician. Visitors who desire to apply or use any information listed herein are urged to consult with licensed healthcare professionals first. All information is deemed reliable but its accuracy can't be guaranteed.

Read our full TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Read our PRIVACY POLICY

Did You Know?

  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 88 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 54 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys

RSS Latest Article Entries

  • Deadly Rampages and The Rocky Road to Adulthood June 4, 2014
    Once again, our nation has been rocked by another young adult conducting a murderous rampage that ends multiple lives, including his own. My heart sank when the shooter in the latest tragedy, Elliot Roger, was identified as having Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Barely past Sandy Hook with Adam Lanza, and now this.  Even with some news […]
 

Home - Autism Symptoms - Autism Videos - Autism Organizations - Autism Message Boards - Articles - Autism Recipes - Hyperlexia - Fragile X - Tag Cloud - AQ Test - Contact