Reviews for last years Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade keep popping up. This one posted to the Diamond Comics Bookshelf site, by Doctor Katie Monnin, where she discusses using comics as an educational tool:
"For anyone who has ever wondered if the young adult, middle-level superhero graphic novel could appeal to today’s students, look no further! I am pleased to introduce you to the brilliant, contemporarily appropriate (not to mention hilarious!) Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade. The clever writing of Landry Q. Walker and his subtle understanding of today’s young adult population will surely capture your students’ interests. Even the artwork is contemporary and smart. The spatial-brilliance of Eric Jones not only leads the young adult reader from one well drawn moment to the next, but also reinforces the significance behind why we should teach today’s young adults to be both print-text and image-text literate."
On the same page she reviews the work of Matt Kindt. I've always thought his work was brilliant, and I highly recommend people check out anything he might be working on.