What is this autism comic?
The Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting is an interactive digital comic that can be read on any Apple or Android device. This Temple Grandin Award-winning comic was created so children with autism can see themselves represented in entertaining stories. It helps others see autism in a new way and get a glimpse into what it means to be a person on the autism spectrum.
Terrible Taunting is a story about friendship and school bullying. It promotes self-acceptance, autism awareness, and understanding and acceptance of others’ differences.
What is the plot?
Our Autistic Hero Comic features JMan and his hedgehog sidekick, Mr. Redge as the unstoppable, secret superhero team who save a classmate from the poking pranks of Dr. Evil Touch! Join this quirky duo on their quest to stop a bully, make the school playground a peaceful place, and more importantly, make a new friend who likes crime fighting, capes and karate, too. Discover JMan’s notebook on each page to read more about his autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. (The same story is available in a girl version too.)
“Mighty Powerful! Bullying is a huge issue in schools right now and I love that there’s something like The Mighty League that brings attention to the subject AND is on a kids level to help them understand and deal with it.” Lindsay, The IE Mommy
“This is an excellent book that promotes awareness of autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, encourages acceptance and understanding!” The iMums
Watch a Video Version
Watch a video version of this autism comic which includes the pop up notebook for each page. Then scroll down to find out how you can get a FREE download of the comic:
Did a person on the autism spectrum inspire the story?
The Mighty League series is based on the real JMan, Jonathan Murphy, and his own adventures growing up on the autism spectrum. Terrible Taunting themes come from his early experiences with school bullies. Written by his sister, illustrated by a former Disney Films artist, and narrated by Jonathan, the story is told by a kid who sees his world from a very unique perspective.
How can I get the comic?
You can get Terrible Taunting for FREE (both the boy and girl versions) when you sign up for our free neurodiverse community. Joining means that you will become a part of our autism community of parents, educators and autistic individuals—awesome people who are changing how the world views autism. We give you the tools to educate others for welcoming and accepting communities for your family or students. In addition to the comic book, you’ll get free access to all of our available resources.
How can it be used in the classroom?
Our Mighty League comics were made so teachers can bring the topics of autism awareness, acceptance and bullying into the classroom. We worked with educational specialists to develop curriculum for our autism comics. All materials are available for free as a part of our Autism EDU collection:
- PowerPoint version of Mighty League 1 with audio
- Sample Script for PowerPoint Presentation
- Video version of Mighty League 1
- Student Handout with journal entries
- Curriculum and Activities guide
- Reader Discussion Questions One Sheet
- Common Core Project Based Learning Unit
- Ambassador of Kindness Certificate
Meet the Comic Creators
Written By: Molly Murphy
Illustrated By: P-Scott
JMan and Mr. Redge Characters By: Kim Johnson Studios
Narration and Character Voices By: Jonathan Murphy
Female Voices By: Molly Murphy
Edited By: Laura Backes
App Developer: Customizabooks
Audio Engineer: Michael Meyer
Curriculum Development: Apps with Curriculum
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