DC’s newest middle grade graphic novel, Flash Facts, takes readers ages 8-12 on 10 thrilling adventures, mixing heroic tales of DC Super Heroes with valuable lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The anthology is curated by Big Bang Theory star, author, and scientist Mayim Bialik, PhD, and is written and drawn by some of the biggest names in middle grade and comics publishing including Varian Johnson (Twins), Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl), Kirk Scroggs (Snoop Troop, The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid), Michael Northrop (Tomb Quest, Dear Justice League), Isaac Goodhart (Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale) and many more.
A first of its kind for DC, Flash Facts is a unique pairing of STEM, comics and DC Super Heroes. The book provides a helpful bridge between lessons taught inside the classroom and our everyday lives by demonstrating some of the most kid-approved subjects like virtual reality, 3-D printing, forensics, space and so much more, through iconic DC characters like Batman, the Flash, Supergirl and Cyborg who use STEM as part of their hero identity.
Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the sea? Why polar ice melts? Or which tools forensic scientists use to solve a crime?
Well look no further! Everyone’s favorite Scarlet Speedster is here to answer all your burning questions! Barry Allen, with the help of some of his close friends, will take readers on an exciting journey that examines everything from the vast expanse of our galaxy to the smallest living organism known to man.
Curated by award-winning actress and author Mayim Bialik, PhD, and featuring stories created by an all-star cast of writers and illustrators, this anthology aligns with Next Generation Science Standards and provides a helpful bridge between the lessons taught inside the classroom and our everyday lives.
See here for the official book trailer—narrated by Bialik.
Contributors: New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop (TombQuest, Dear Justice League), Dustin Hansen (Microsaurs, My Video Game Ate My Homework), Cecil Castelluci (Batgirl), Kirk Scroggs (Snoop Troop, The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid), Corinna Bechko, Sholly Fisch, Amanda Deibert, Vita Ayala, Amy Chu and more to be announced.
In the age of at-home learning and staying home more than ever, feel free to easily hand over Flash Facts to their aspiring superheroes for some fun and educational reading knowing the book was vetted by a team of educational experts to ensure scientific accuracy. After reading, put that newfound STEM knowledge to the test with a collection of fun, super-heroic science experiments at the back of the book! Mayim Bialik is truly a treasure as I have enjoyed her entertainment work since I was a kid but now after The Big Bang Theory and learning about her own scientific background there really could not have been a better curator for this graphic novel. It is interesting, the illustrations are fun to look at and best of all my 12 year old has read it twice because she enjoys it so much. She will tell you though that she is a graphic novel fanatic! Even though this graphic novel is taking an educational approach it does not mean that it is any less fun to read!