• Biography of a Superhero

    You will choose a comic book superhero and write a biography about him/her.  You must use at least two sources and cite those sources in a Bibliography using MLA format. 

    Create a PowerPoint (or another slide show like Prezi).  Follow the following format:

    • TITLE SLIDE: include superhero name and first appearance as well as a visual.
    • PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Physical description of superhero and known superpowers…use a bulleted list (two to three slides)
    • ORIGIN: Bulleted summary of the origin of this superhero’s powers (two to three slides)
    • DAILY LIFE: Bulleted summary of the superhero’s daily life…where does he/she live, description of alter-ego, occupation, relationships (two to three slides)
    • SUPER-CONNECTION: Bulleted summary of the superhero’s connection to other superheroes (two to three slides)
    • THREAT: Bulleted summary of superhero’s main threat/villain/archenemy (two to three slides)
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY: use MLA format (one slide)
    • CLOSING: one slide to end presentation…you may have fun with this slide


    For each slide, include one visual that fits in with the information on that slide

    • Each slide should have a heading – capitalization counts
    • USE bullets NOT paragraphs
    • Use a larger font size – 24 and above
    • Do not try to cram too much information on one slide – three to six bullets is a good rule
    • Animations are great, but you can have too much of a good thing

    Be prepared to make a three- to four-minute formal presentation.  The slide show should not replace the speaker.  Do not read word for word – use index cards if needed. 


    _____/10         Title slide: superhero name and first appearance

    _____/10         Headings are used on each slide to guide reader

    _____/50         Relevant details fully explain using bulleted lists (three to six bullets per slide)

    _____/10         Slide show is visually appealing and professional-looking

    _____/10         Minimal errors in punctuation, spelling, and grammar

    _____/10         Bibliography using MLA format is included

    _____/100       Total


    _____/25         Three to four minutes in length (practice beforehand so timing is right)

    _____/25         Organize your ideas so you do not ramble…use note cards if needed (practice beforehand)

    _____/25         Use eye contact – do not read word for word (practice beforehand)

    _____/25         Project your voice and use enthusiasm (practice beforehand)

    _____/100       Total