Friday, October 10, 2008

POLITICAL AFICIONADOS & COMIC LOVERS UNITE!


The presidential comics from IDW Publishers finally came in this week. Perhaps you've seen them on the news already. They are top priority for me right now. I am curious how well the creators put them together. Barack Obama and John McCain each have their own comic. A quick flip-through showed that the comics follow the lives of both, highlighting some of the more pertinent moments.

I heard on the news last night if these comics are successful enough, IDW will updat them to include the current election goings-on. What an interesting piece of historical literature to own and use in a classroom.

The comics come in two formats.

EACH INDIVIDUALLY
Each presidential contender has his own 28-page, full color comic costing $3.99 each.


FLIP BOOK
This includes both candidates' comics in a single publication. It is a flip-book style, so each politician gets a front cover. It sells for $7.99

A good opportunity for a teacher to teach children (especially fourth grade students, since that's the grade they learn all that stuff in Missouri) about the electoral process and the current election.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

They've got to be kidding. $ 4.00 for a comic book?

Larry Litle said...

Anon:

Apparently you have not read comics in a while. $3-4 is the norm. I long for the 35 cents days again.

Anonymous said...

Yea, $0.35 is about all they're worth.

Jack said...

Anonymous,

Whatever you are reading isn't helping you much. I think you meant "yeah" not "yea".

YEA = Yea though I walk through the valley of death.

YEAH = Heck, yeah.

Does that help? Maybe comics would help you sort that out.

I'm just having fun with you. It's okay if you don't like comics. They are not for everyone and they are a tad expensive.

Have a great day.