Books on display at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.

VIDEO: The future of comics in education

By John Rosin and Lukas J. Voss

Comics have become more popular than ever. With “The Avengers 2 — Age of Ultron,” to release in theaters on May 1, the trend doesn’t seem about to stop any time soon. The business has evolved into a multibillion-dollar venture and heroes such as Captain America, Hawkeye or Iron Man have dominated mainstream entertainment for the past five years.

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo or “C2E2,” held April 24-26 at McCormick Place, celebrated that trend with fans from all over the country.

This year’s convention also focused on a different aspect in comics: Education. John Rosin and Lukas J. Voss from Medill News Service talked to educators about comics and if they help change the way kids learn.

Photo at top: Books on display at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. (Lukas Voss/Medill)

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