If you consider the launch years of some of comics most notable characters (Superman – 1938, Batman – 1939, Captain America/ Wonder Woman – 1941, Spider-man – 1962, The X-Men – 1963), it’s hard to argue the longevity of the forms most iconic figures. Add to the mix of toy lines, animated sitcoms, video games and blockbuster movies, you’ll find that comic books AND their vast array of characters are at a climbing height of marketability.
BUT HOW ARE SCHOOLS CAPITALIZING?
Only the most forward-thinking educators are integrating the comic book medium into their curriculums. While adding scholastics-endorsed graphic novels to accepted reading lists is a certainly a heft leap forward, it’s long from the peak of what comics CAN DO for the learning experience.
Designed as an innovative bridge between creative expression and classroom fundamentals, the U Cre-8 Comics line uses the sequential arts form of comics as a backdrop to promote:
– Reading Comprehension
– Vocabulary Building
– Creative Writing
– Critical Analysis
– Decision Making
– Visual Art