Education Matters: Comic-Con’s hidden education gems

Comic-Con is about more than costumes, movie stars and sci-fi television and film.

Attendees looking for the education component at this year’s mega-convention in San Diego were treated to a variety of panels covering a range of topics.

Many themes centered on how comics and graphic novels can be used to improve reading skills from kindergarten age through adulthood.

Other themes explored how comic books and graphic novels can enhance learning and make core academic subjects, such as lessons in science and history, more interesting and accessible.

Panels also featured experts working to prevent bullying, help geeky kids feel more confident and self-assured, and...