Free Comics - let me know if you have others to add!
Are you an Amazon Prime member? There are free comics available!
http://physicscentral.com/explore/comics/index.cfm - free online science comics from the American Physical Society - www.aps.org.
https://www.ncsc.org/Education-and-Careers/Civics-Education/Justice-Case-Files.aspx - online comics and coloring books from the National Center for State Courts. Runs through several important court cases and their verdicts, explains how courts work, etc.
https://www.biodefensestudy.org/germ-warfare - authored by Max Brooks and the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. “This is a highly stylized and engaging graphic novel depicting previous biological warfare events, the possibilities for the future, and the continued need for public health security. Germs. They are too small to see with the naked eye, but they have killed more human beings than all the wars in history. Before humans even knew that germs caused disease, they knew disease could be a weapon of war. “Germ Warfare” traces the long, brutal story of those microscopic weapons. From the infected arrows of Bronze Age archers, to the plague factories of World War 2, up through the biological arms race of the Cold War into our modern age of genetically manipulated terrorism. This graphic history is both a lesson from the past and a warning for the future. It reminds us never to take public health for granted, because we never know when, or how, the next pandemic will rise.”
https://classroom.popcultureclassroom.org/product/educational-comix-series/colorful-history/ This is created by Pop Culture Classroom - an amazing organization! I have written some of the lesson plans/teacher resources as well. These are based on people/events in US history - they can be used for any grade level.
All about the Federal Reserve - published by the Federal Reserve! https://www.newyorkfed.org/outreach-and-education/comic-books
WWII - How to Spot a Jap - http://www.ep.tc/howtospotajap/howto08.html - this horribly racist comic from the US War Dept was also published in USA newspapers.
1951 Civil Defense comic book - If an A-bombs Falls http://www.ep.tc/comics/a-bomb/
1954 Civil Defense comic book - The H bomb and You - http://www.ep.tc/comics/h-bomb/index.html
NASA comics - https://www.astrobio.net/nasa-astrobio-graphic-novels/
http://www.crmvet.org/docs/ms_for_comic.pdf - The Montgomery Story. This is a comic that was distributed during the US Civil Rights Movement and teaches the methods of non-violent resistance. MLK, Jr. helped edit it.
http://features.weather.com/us-climate-change/arkansas/ - Marshall Islands and climate change research. What will happen to the Pacific Islands as sea levels rise? Drawn by the amazing Nate Powell of March fame.
http://www.magictorchcomics.co.uk/blog - this includes an amazing comic on Gallipoli in WWI
http://thecomicrepublic.com/readcomics.html - free downloadable comics from Nigeria! Compare US hero comics to these as a cultural learning experience in the classroom
https://www.comixology.com/free-comics there are some freebies in with the paid comics
https://comicstore.marvel.com/free-comics- some freebies
http://comicbookplus.com - older comics that have entered the public domain - fascinating!
https://digitalcomicmuseum.com// - another for comics in the public domain
- Make a mini comic from one piece of paper! Posted by the Smithsonian!
https://t.co/FdPMeigPgC - Free Marvel comic teaching about the environment
http://www.diamondbookshelf.com/Home/1/1/20/1219 - Diamond Bookshelf Magazine. Great resource for educators and librarians. I have written several articles for them - how to get comics approved for the classroom, integrating historical fiction, and more.
/ - Fred Korematsu - Japanese-American Interment Camps - includes a free graphic novel making connections between 9/11 and these iternment camps