Welcome to the 12 Comics! Academic Support via Custom Comic Books!

Founded in 2003, 12Comics is a unique Interdisciplinary Literacy Support (ILS) service for children, youth and adults.  It is the only recognized organization in the United States to use the creation of a superhero, custom comic book and superhero trading cards as instructional tools. These tools have been able to support and enhance literacy, reading, writing, and mathematics. This program also ensures that the students gain knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences, social sciences, and history while increasing their written and oral communication skills through an innovative, detailed, and structured methodology in the form of Missions.  These Missions not only bring about highly comprehensive character development and storyline worthy of any successful writer, but they give the student the opportunity to explore modes of the presentation of their creation through graphic design, animation, and even theater. 


Mission Statement and Common Core Standards

The 12Comics Learning Support Program is designed to assist students in acheiving Common Core Standards by:

  • Allowing students to engage subject matter through the development of a custom superhero.
  • Providing students with a fun, creative, yet challenging academic environment that fosters teamwork, inspires academic excellence, and encourages contribution by peers.
  • Leveraging technology to develop and nurture modern innovative learning styles.
  • Provide superior levels of support and service to our schools.




Our Programs Include:

1. Custom Picture Book: This program is geared toward organizations with large populations of young students (K-2 but all grades can participate) Each student will create a superhero/science fiction/fantasy based character. The published book will feature the student’s character and student’s name.

2. Custom Compilation Biography Book: This program is similar to the Picture Book program except with added biographical content created by the student featuring detailed information about their character.

3. Custom Compilation Mini Novel: A published Short Story featuring a group of students.

4. Custom Illustrated Comic Book: A published illustrated comic featuring a group of students.

5. Custom Tabletop and Online Trading Card Game: When students reach certain levels of Honor Roll, they can participate in the table top trading card game or the Online Trading Card game.





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