This is a fantastic idea to get your students writing or even to practice reported speech.
Firstly, ask your students who their favourite comic hero is. Get them to do a profile of their favourite hero and take a vote or debate on which is the best hero.
Next, tell your students that they are going to invent a brand new superhero comic! Go to www.comicmaster.org.uk and they select the hero, background, speech bubbles and even the noises that they make!
After they have finished they can write the direct speech into reported speech. Great fun!