Thursday, June 19, 2008


Comics are in the mainstream and that could be to your advantage. We know kids are interested in comic literature. They will read it when they will not read anything else. Comic-related movies have really gained steam the past few years. This year is especially big for comic movies. Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of Spider-Man, both the comic and the movie. That should be no surprise. Here are some comic-related movies that may very well spur more interest in your students. Perhaps, some of these movies will spur enough interest that you may want to include them in your classroom comic book library.

  • Iron Man (Marvel)
  • The Incredible Hulk (Marvel)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (Stone Arch Press)
  • Persepolis (Pantheon)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight (DC)
  • Speed Racer (IDW)
  • Indiana Jones (There are all kinds of Indiana Jones comics at Dark Horse)
  • The Tale of Despereaux (That’s right. Despereaux will be a movie and a comic by the end of this year.)
You can obtain copies of these comics at your local comic book store. Some may or may not be appropriate for your classroom.

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