A story about a boy with autism and his love of comic books is gracing the pages of a new Batman book from DC Comics.

The 10-page tale titled “One Lock, Many Keys” is part of a collection of short stories in the new issue of “Batman 80-Page Giant 2011” published this month.

It focuses on Lucas, a boy with autism, whose parents are arguing about whether he should be reading comics. As he crawls into bed, Lucas notices something outside his window. When he checks out the fire escape, Lucas finds himself in the middle of a battle between Batman and supervillain Solomon Grundy.

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The story ultimately touches on how Lucas progresses developmentally through the experience.

The inclusion of a character with autism is a first for the Batman series, reports The (Bergen, N.J.) Record. To read more click here.