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5 Comics That Will Get Your Teen Excited About Reading

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School's out for summer...or almost out.

And that means that kids across the country will be glued to their mobile devices and TV screens.

But what if there was something just as exciting as playing video games or binging TV series on Netflix? Something that would stimulate their imaginations?

Believe it or not, a trip to your local comic shop is the answer.

Movies, TV shows and video games based on comic books are all the rage. But what about the source material?

Here are 5 comic books that will get your teen excited about reading and off their devices this summer.

1.) Injustice: Gods Among Us (DC Comics)

What is it? A prequel to the hit video game released in 2013, Injustice takes place five years before the game.

Who's it for? Fans of the original video game and/or it's sequel, released in Spring of 2017. Also perfect for fans of Superman, Batman or any other DC Comics characters.

2.) The Champions (Marvel Comics)

What is it? A group of teen heroes have had enough of the infighting and mistrust among the old guard heroes. So they form their own supergroup: The Champions.

Who's it for? Fans of the Marvel movies; anyone wanting to read great superhero comics starring teens.


3.) The Unstoppable Wasp (Marvel Comics)

What is it? Turns out that Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man) has a Russian daughter who's been raised in The Red Room (the same Russian assassin program that produced The Black Widow). Except that Nadia Pym is a super genius, too.
Who's it for? Fans of the TV show Veronica Mars; supporters of STEM initiatives.


4.) Super Sons (DC Comics)

What is it? The adolescent sons of Superman (Jon Kent) and Batman (Damian Wayne) team up to fight bad guys...and sometimes, each other. But they're more like the odd couple than the "World's Finest."
Who's it for? Fans of the Teen Titans Go cartoon series, Batman and/or Superman.
5.) Star Wars (Marvel Comics)

What is it? Uh, it's Star Wars.

Set shortly after the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, Marvel's Star Wars comics are outstanding! Writer Jason Aaron has crafted new stories with characters both familiar and new. And they FEEL like Star Wars!
Who's it for? Star Wars fans. And there are millions of you out there.

This is a starting point for your teenager. There are plenty of other comics guaranteed to foster a life-long love of reading. 

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