Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
The Death of Superman is a graphic novel featuring several editions of separately published works. This lesson is about the concept of a graphic novel, how it is compares to other forms of literature, and why it was chosen to present this chapter in the Superman saga.
1) Class Discussion: What is a graphic novel? How many individual issues of comic books are usually included in a graphic novel? What are some of the intentions of publishing a collection of books this way? Which things do all of the books have in common when they are combined to create a graphic novel?
2) Writing and Analysis: Have the class take fifteen minutes and write down three similarities and three differences between a graphic novel and other forms of literature. Afterward, talk about the answers and whether the class thinks that a graphic novel has more or...
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