fight crime and to continue the good work that his parents had participated in. The imagery that goes along with comic books encourages creativity and imagination, more so than a regular novel. In a classroom, they would be a new and exciting type of story to incorporate. The University of Maine at Augusta could use these books both in literary classrooms and art classrooms alike. Artists could use comic books as inspiration for their work, and future educators could find new and creative ways to teach. Often times, students become bored with assigned work and find it tedious, and using comics to teach may stimulate the thought process. Analyzing these types of stories is not as common as classic literature, so it would be a fresh and innovative way to expose students to critical literacy in the classroom. In addition to this, there are a wide variety of comics for each lesson plan. There are comics that would provide stories of understanding morals and then there are stories that exemplify ideas such as feminism. For example, Lumberjanes is a comic that began as a web series that feature all women characters and their stories.
- Fall '08
- Comic book, comic books