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 form’s most iconic figures. Add to that mix 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 library shelves and required reading lists is a heft leap forward, it’s far reach from what comics CAN DO for the learning experience.
To make that next leap, I’m proud to introduce:
Designed as an innovative bridge between Pop Culture 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 Literacy & Communication