The american speaking in comics
Teaching informal speech to use in second language learning
Easiness of reading
When confronted with students of high school classes, we assured that instead of reading "difficult" literature they do seen to prefer reading a language that has to do more with their own lives. And the way they prefer using the language in informal situations.
An English student, a writer and a paladin with 100% of dodge in real-life.
English student, English teacher, comic books reader, Batman specialist.
English student, internet addicted, anxious and lazy.
We have chosen Batman because of the vocabulary it holds. Once we want to work with informal speech, we see in "Batman" the "real" English that goes for the street language. We also have seen many other characters speaking their own ways, such as police officers, lawyers, beggars, criminals, rich people, etc. that the students can relate to what is seen (in the drawings) and what is being read.