Metaphase and the Downs-Syndrome Superhero

One of the great things about comics is that they can give a voice to those in society who may not always be represented by mainstream books or stories. Whether it’s the big-hitters like the X-Men and Spider-Man or more indie examples like The Pride or Valiant’s Faith, we’ve all been brought up on a diet of superheroes who challenge the norms and create outsider who we can rally behind, and so we should celebrate the way comics can promote inclusion, and still tell exciting stories at the same time. A fantastic example of this has been brought to our attention by friend of the site Garrick Webster – the editor of the CrimeFictionLover website for whom, we have provided the odd story for. He sent us some details of a really fantastic new book called Metaphase, which features a superhero character with Downs Syndrome. It’s a subject that is close to his heart and so he conducted an interview with the book’s creator Chip Reece to discuss the issues featured in the comic. It’s a fantastic read and we wanted to share it with you to help bring more attention to this fantastic series, so please be sure to check it out and if you like what you read then be sure to pick up Metaphase on ComiXology.
You can read the full interview with Chip Reece discussing Metaphase and Downs-Syndrome superheroes here