I found out about this comic series from the promo video which was great all on its own. Raising Dion is a comic, written by Dennis Liu and illustrated by Jason Piperberg, about a single mother raising her super powered son. Here’s the premise according to the official website:
“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.”
I read the first issue and it immediately left me wanting more. The story is interesting, the art is great, and frankly I’m excited to see where they go with this. A single mom trying to raise a super powered little boy has all kinds of possibilities. The video (below) made me think this is a TV show waiting to happen. One can only hope. For the moment you can download the first issue for free but I highly suggest you support the project as the proceeds from the purchase of the first issue go toward the making of the next one. Take a look then come back and share your thoughts. They also have a Facebook page.