“In this fabulous and timely book, Rourke combines a fan’s love of comics with an educator’s zeal for knowledge. Comic books have always been rich with human emotion, morality, and conflict, and in this book Rourke shows, with a wealth of examples and practical advice for teachers, how to present this to high school students as a supplement–not a replacement–for traditional literature.”–

Mark D. White, professor, co-editor of Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul, and editor of Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test and Iron Man and Philosophy: Facing the Stark Reality

“James Rourke has written a masterful work that develops questions and insights about the virtues, personal identity, justice, and the meaning of life, by way of engaging the many characters and plots of the Comic Book. This is a delightful, brilliant work for students and general readers who wish to think philosophically about the worlds of Superman, Batman, and other superheroes.”

— Dr. Charles Taliaferro, Professor of Philosophy, St. Olaf College

[James Rourke] puts forth a variety of concrete suggestions for dealing with students, for both academics and behaviors. Teachers will find some to be old favorites (talk to the students) and a few unique ones. It is … a serious tome of ‘reflections on teaching.’
— Barb Radmore, editor; Front Street Reviews

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