Dunlavey teams with leukemia survivor to bring <i>Super Shot</i> to life

This is a really wonderful story ... comic creator Ryan Dunlavey recently teamed up with 12-year-old Luke Robinson from Dickson, Tennessee to create a new comic called Super Shot that's being distributed at area hospitals. Robinson, who has survived open-heart surgery and leukemia over the course of his short life, asked the Make-a-Wish Foundation for the opportunity to visit Marvel Comics and create his own comic.

"Luke created and designed the characters and came up with the story ideas - I wrote the script and drew the artwork under the supervision of then-Marvel Comics editor Nate Cosby," Dunlavey said on his blog. "This past week the book was printed and distributed for free to hospitals in Luke's hometown area of Tennessee - the story is an origin of Luke's characters Super Shot and Dr. Shrink, who battle the Virus in a story that demonstrates that kids need not be afraid of doctors or medical care. This was all Luke's vision and I was just lucky to be asked along for the ride."

In addition to area hospitals, Robinson plans to debut the book at The Great Escape in Nashville later this month.

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