Becky Thompson at Comicon 2012
Photo by Nick Hammer

Even Jedi Masters love to read Spectra Comics, as the APS outreach team discovered at Comic-Con in San Diego in July, where they exhibited for the third year in a row. There are now four comics in the Spectra series, created by APS Head of Public Outreach Rebecca Thompson and Art Director Kerry Johnson. In addition to forming an important part of the PhysicsQuest kit that goes out annually to about 13,000 middle-school classrooms, the comics featuring laser super-hero Spectra and her friends are also distributed on a stand-alone basis, at venues such as Comic-Con. In the photo, Thompson (left) signs the latest issue as Yoda (right) looks on.