Objective: Create a comic that demonstrates knowledge of a topic using a superhero/comic book theme. Digital art is provided by Marvel Comic, Pixe2, and Comic Life.
Timeline: This project is intended to take place in three-four sessions (approximately 45-60 minutes each session); however, depending on the number of panels students are required to make it could take more than four sessions.
Creating the Superhero
As the teacher, you must decide how many panels the comic will contain. Then you will need to use a comic planning sheet for the students. They should plan: who their hero is, what their hero’s superpower will be, and how they plan to explain their power through a short story. A story map would also be useful in the planning.
Viisit the link to marvel comics: (Add to your teacher connect page)http://marvel.com/games/play/31/create_your_own_superhero
Click Begin. Advise students to thoroughly look through the options for their superhero before applying any body costumes, etc. The only way to remove it is to start over. Don’t add any backgrounds.
Once your superhero is created, click DOWNLOAD. It will save a jpeg of your superhero to the computer’s download folder.