Five more Chase "Superman" Duffy educational comics are headed to Alberta Grade 4-6 students thanks to the generous support of the Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund, and the forward vision of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission.
The comics chronicle the adventures of Chase Duffy, a young track and field athlete, as he navigates his way around his grandfather’s Alberta farm to learn about rapeseed, canola, the transition from one seed to another, and the innovators behind the country’s only true Canadian-made crop.
Written by Dawn Ius and illustrated by James Grasdal, the stories are part historical fact and part fantasy, relying on a child’s belief in “perhaps.”
In the current 10-book set, the creators have covered off on hot topic issues such as biofuels, nutrition, soil science, pests, water and climate change. Chase has travelled back in time, raced alongside a jet engine funny car, rocketed into space, defeated bugs of unusual size, faced off against a massive T-Rex, traveled through the clouds in a steampunk hovercraft—and more!
And the adventures aren't over just yet! For the upcoming books, Chase and his friends will help students across the province learn about sustainability, social license, careers in agriculture, and canola around the world.