While parents might not approve of their kids reading comic books all day, at least you can argue that they're getting some reading done compared to watching cartoons. That feint silver lining is put to rest by the latest in comic book tech, which harnesses your smartphone to actually read the story to you.
The front cover of X-O Manowar #1 includes a QR code, which when scanned by your phone leads you to a private YouTube video. Put the phone in the outline on the cover, and the video replaces X-O Manwar's mouth to relay the story.
This could be a pretty cool idea, but only if it will convince kids to actually open the comic to continue with the story.