Comic Book Club

Great News: This morning, I had a meeting with one of my colleagues and my principal about starting a comic book club at our school for students (our school is located in Sunset Park – Brooklyn, NY). As many of you may know, increasing literacy among students is a big deal within education circles today, and we feel that comics can help that. Our meeting went very well, and because this club involves reading and literacy improvement,  the principal approved our request. So, beginning in the first week of October we will be meeting with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students one morning a week to read comics, discuss comics, and hopefully even create some comics.

Although my colleague and I do have some comics that we are going to bring to school to share with our students, we by no means have the ability to create a great comic library on our own. Therefore, we are asking for help. Below, I am posting a list of graphic novels and trades that we would like to have for our students to read. Hopefully, we can have individuals and local comic shops donate books for us to share with the students.  If you are reading this today and would like to help us in creating a graphic library, please feel free to leave a comment with your contact information or email me at contact[at] Furthermore, if you know of any series that we should be reading with our students, then feel free to make a recommendation. We greatly appreciate those who would be willing to help us as we seek the best for our students.

Trades/Graphic Novels for Comic Book Club*

Superhero Based

  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  • Superman: Red Son
  • All-Star Superman (Vol. 1 & 2)
  • The Death and Return of Superman
  • Batman: Year One
  • Robin: Year One
  • Batgirl: Year One
  • Nightwing: Year One
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood (Vol. 1 & 2)
  • Batman: The Long Halloween
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Green Lantern: Secret Origin
  • Green Arrow:  Year One
  • DC: The New Frontier (Vol. 1 & 2)
  • Hellboy Vol 1: The Seed of Destruction
  • Ultimate Spiderman Vol. 1 & 2
  • Ultimate X-men Vol. 1 & 2
  • Marvel: Civil War

Non- Superhero

  • Maus (Vol. 1 & 2)
  • Mouse Guard (Fall & Winter)
  • Night Owls
  • High Moon
  • Twilight: the Graphic Novel
  • Marvel Literary Classics (including, but not limited to)
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • Sense and Sensibility
    • The Illiad
    • The Three Musketeers
    • The Man in the Iron Mask
    • Moby Dick
    • Treasure Island

*this list is a working document and may be changed as we review new titles and series.


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