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Is ‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’ the Darkest Superhero Film Ever?

JLA - Flashpoint Paradox

Can creators in essence separate the “super” from the “hero” and still be said to be working with the same character?

Book Giveaway: Informational Text Par Excellence… ‘American Comic Book Chronicles’

ACB-1980s

So does this sound like something that could get the teen and tween comics fans you know into nonfiction? Sure it does.

‘Superman: Unbound’ and Why There’s No Such Thing as the ‘Superhero Genre’

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Superman, with a 75-year canon to draw upon, should be included in any curriculum that covers science fiction.

Transmedia in Schools and Libraries: Thoughts and Strategies from Tyler Weaver

Marvel Universe 1960s

“How can you tell a story in a game and have it be school-appropriate, while simultaneously making the student think about the implications of what they enjoy playing?”

‘Tales of the Night,’ ‘The Dark Knight Returns,’ and the Problem of Animation for Teens

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What animation exists out there that’s regularly screened in schools or shelved in libraries that’s the equivalent of MG or YA lit—feature films (not TV shows) that speak to young people but not to “children”?

Guest Post by Emily Weisenstein and Joseph Gasparro… Superheroes, Branding, and Libraries (Part 1)

Sam - Cheerleader Hero

When children were asked to create their own superheroes, they were unconsciously tapping into a generic brand and modifying it to create their own representations. They didn’t know it, but they were actively refining an existing brand to make it their own.

Guest Post by Christopher Shamburg… When the Lit Hits the Fan in Teacher Education

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Teachers don’t have to teach Harry Potter, Captain America, or World of Warcraft, but they can allow students to build their writing on these stories.