Boys and Comics
In my book I write about a promising experiment in Maryland schools that melds the two. Here's another interesting idea called Bitstrips for Schools.
Says Shahan Panth from Bitstrips:
We didn't develop our comic-making software with boys especially in mind, but since going online 7 months ago, we've heard from many, many teachers that it's doing wonders to motivate boys who are usually disruptive or indifferent to start paying attention, take an interest in writing and reveal their creativity.