LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder
by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com
The LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder has a nice clear interface, encouraging kids to explore and play. First kids must choose a template. I stuck with one square for quickness. On the right, there are tabs where you can choose from backgrounds, vehicles, characters, speech bubbles/text boxes, word art and props. The text boxes/speech bubbles are editable and can be customised with font and font colour.
There's a panel at top left with general functions like move, or push to back. The lower left panel is able to be dragged where you want it and has functions that depend on the tab you choose, making it possible to enlarge, rotate etc. The top menu bar enables save, undo add/delete pages etc. Once kids are happy with their creation, they can print or save to a computer as a PDF file.
Don't forget there are other great LEGO comic editors if your kids are into LEGO. My free pdf, Using Comic Editors with Kids, lists many.
There's an iPad app called LEGO Heroes Moviemaker young fans will love too. For an example, check out these great movies made by kids at Indirect Observations blog.