Soon, I'm starting my Superhero Battle Game, so I wanted an introduction of some sort. (Plus, with all of the EOY tests around here, I needed something short and engaging.)
In Social Studies, we're beginning the 20th century, so I gave a short history lesson on comics--that piqued their interest. When I explained the assignment, I didn't hear one student complain about not knowing how to draw or what to write! They dove in and had fun.
Now, leading into the game, the students have already considered their hero and his/her powers!
Feel free to duplicate the story panels for a longer comic. With only four sheets to the comic, though, I was able to create a folded comic with one sheet of paper!