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Superhero Comic Strip


  • Arts & Humanities


  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Brief Description

Students create a new superhero and write a comic strip about the superhero!



  • explain the difference between a superhero and a hero.
  • create a new superhero character.
  • develop a comic strip based on the new character.


hero, superhero

Materials Needed


Lesson Plan

Complete this activity in three lessons.

Lesson 1

  • Begin the lesson with these questions: Who are your favorite superheroes? Why? Describe them. What is the difference between a superhero and a hero?
  • Tell students to imagine that they have been asked to create a new superhero for a comic strip. What would that superhero look like? What special powers might he or she have?
  • Organize students into small groups. Tell students to work together to create their superhero and write a four- to five-panel comic strip for their new superhero.

Lesson 2

Let students work together to develop their superhero and comic strip. Let students bring in superhero comics for reference. If Internet access is available, you might have students consult the Superhero Database or Marvel and DC Comics character pages for visual references and background information.

Lesson 3

Have students share their superhero comic strips in class.
Extension: Collect the comic strips and bind them together to create a superhero "comic book."


Evaluate students' abilities to work together in cooperative groups and completed comic strips.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis



Originally published 01/08/2001
Last updated 06/27/2017