The risk management experts at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company know that youth ministry comes with its own unique set of safety challenges. That’s why we’ve created the free comic book series, The Complicated World of Charlie Valor. The situations experienced by Charlie and his friends are similar to those that all teens face—minus the cosmic hero friends and evil villains lurking at every turn.
Our goal with the first issue, Rise of the Rumorbots, is to give youth workers an opportunity to discuss safe texting practices with teens. View more resources involving teens and texting.
In issue 2, Night of the Hog-Jackers, we present an opportunity for youth workers to take a look at safe practices in youth activities. More resources and information to keep your youth activities safe.
Issue 3, The Legend of the Deep Lake Monster, focuses on camp activities and water safety in particular. View free downloads and discussion questions.
In issue 4, Dawn of Luna Dooma, Charlie and his friends meet villains in an unexpected location—online. The friends are unaware of the villains’ presence in the social network and uninvited on Charlie’s smart phone. Check out our resources for online safety and the discussion questions for this issue of the comic series.
In issue 5, Battle with the Bully Brigade, we follow the stories of two characters, a male and a female, as they both try to put a stop to bullying. This issue along with the accompanying online resources, including discussion questions, can help youth workers talk to kids about what bullying is and how to deal with it. Check out our bullying resources and discussion questions for this issue of the comic series.
In issue 6, Day of the Dark Disaster, Charlie and his friends are faced with a double threat—a weather emergency and a menacing stranger. Discussion questions and online resources can help youth workers talk to kids about what to do and how to respond during an emergency situation. Check out our disaster response resources and the discussion questions for issue 7 of the comic series.
As the town recovers from a destructive tornado, Charlie and his friends discover a thief is on the loose. Valuables are disappearing from church and from school, including the mysterious Key of Montsarak. While the kids piece together who’s behind the string of thefts, Commander Talon is on a quest to recover the ancient key before it lands in the wrong hands. Check out our resources for theft prevention and the discussion questions for this issue of the comic series.