Monday, April 28, 2008

Superheroes Save Schools

UNION, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Comic book heroes not only save the day – but they’re even saving schools!

Saturday, May 3 is the 7th Annual Free Comic Book Day, which has 2,000 stores across America handing out two million free comic books.

With big name superhero flicks like Iron Man hitting theaters on Friday (May 2), and Speed Racer cruising onto the big screen on May 9, the page-turning promotion couldn’t come at a better time.

But it’s not just the theaters that the superheroes are saving.

Spokesperson Elissa Lynch says several school districts have begun implementing comic books into their curriculum.

She says, “We get contacted by lots of libraries and schools. Teachers tell us they use comic books to get their kids into reading. They like them better than a regular book with no images.”

But the free comic fest isn’t just for little kids – while stores are making sure to stock comics like Archie and Tiny Titans, Lynch says adults are sure to stop in for X-Men, Superman, and Transformers.

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