Posted on March 27, 2020

A Hero of Heroes

Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher and producer — who created many famous fictional hero characters that we still know and love today. Let’s create our own comic, just like Stan Lee!

Materials:

-Paper
-Pencils/crayons/markers
-Printable (optional)

Set up (help explain this activity to your child):

1. Stan Lee created many of the most famous comic books of all time, usually about the adventures of a hero.

2. Let’s create our own comic book, just like Stan Lee. We can download the printable from Noggin to get us started or create our own.

3. Let’s write the words and create illustrations to tell our own comic story! Who is the hero? What does the hero do? What are the hero’s mighty powers?

Words to Use:

Comic book – a magazine that tells a story, usually about a hero, through pictures and words that are in small boxes

Hero
– someone who bravely helps others

Illustration
– a picture to go with words

Mighty power– a special strength/something someone can do especially well

Simplify:

Make a comic with one picture showing the hero and the hero’s mighty power. 

Stretch:

Add more details to your comic book — where does your hero live, what does your hero eat, does the hero have a special friend? Make a new comic book about another hero!

Why:

Writing and illustrating a book about heroes helps children learn about sequencing a story.

Extend The Learning:

In Bubble Guppies “Super Guppies,” the Guppies learn about fictional characters and comic books — books that use words and pictures to tell a story. The Guppies become Super Guppies and save the city from Sid Fishy. Watch “Super Guppies” together to inspire your tiny comic book maker to create his/her own action-packed comic strip. 

And, Parents, can you use your super hearing to identify the special guest who voices the villain in this episode?

Stan Lee:

Stan Lee was a comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He was born in New York City in 1922. As a child, Stan wanted to be a writer. He launched his career in comics when he was 17 years old, and he made his comic book debut when he was 19.
“I’ve been the luckiest man in the world because I’ve had friends, and to have the right friends is everything: people you can depend on, people who tell you the truth if you ask something.” — Stan Lee

Comic Book Creator:

The Bubble Guppies are up against a stinky villain who … wait a minute, this comic book is missing its story. Can your super story writer finish this comic adventure? Help your child draw, color, and write his or her own adventure!

Download Printable

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