So, I made some promises that I can probably keep, but I could keep them better with help. I have a teacher friend who is putting together a lesson plan (a month or two away still) which will involve comics. More specifically she will be teaching junior high students various things about composition, photoshop, editing, and photography which will include making a storyboard and sample cover for a comic.
My job that I foolishly volunteered for because I make bad decisions is to find a variety of comics that A: won't get parents in a tizzy over the sex&violence and B: are something that is popular with middle schoolers.
I realize this is a tall order since sex and violence is the favorite subject of your average JH comic-reader but I have some ideas. I just thought I should bounce that off people who read a lot more than I do, and see if I can add to the variety of art styles and comics I already know about.
Also, I'm planning on just getting the first trade/4-6 comics of any given series, since the sampling needs to be semi-reasonable in size.
Goldman Sachs may as well be named COBRA.