“We have constant disagreements over who’s better: Superman or Spider-Man,” says Dan White, referring to conversations with his 10-year-old daughter – and superhero inspiration – Emily. “I tell her, ‘Superman has heat rays, x-ray vision and strength.’ She says, ‘Yeah, but Spider-Man has a better outfit.’ ” He laughs.
Born to be different. Born to save the world! That’s the tagline of a new comic book featuring a gang of superheroes who use their disabilities to save the world. It’s creator, Dan White, was inspired to write the story, named Department of Ability, by his daughter Emily, who was born with spina bifida.