Geek culture is a huge thing for ChurchMag, and there’s a good reason for that—it’s cool.
I’m not just you’re average geek: I’m a nerd, too. I loved school as a kid, and I love it to this day. I enjoyed college, enjoyed that little bit of grad school I got through before my daughter was born, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll be enjoying my ministerial training this spring/summer.
But I know that I’m going to love this class: POPX1.1x The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture, which will be taught by Michael Uslan, one of the producers of every Batman movie since 1989, and Stan Lee!
Here’s the class description from the EdX site:
Join the Smithsonian, and comic book industry legend Stan Lee, to explore the history of the comic book and the rise of superheroes.
The ancient gods of Egyptian, Greek and Roman myths still exist, but today, they have superpowers, human foibles and secret identities. They come from comic books and graphic novels, and have taken over pop culture on the stage, screen, video games, and animation.
From Superman® and Spiderman® (sic), to The Avengers® and The Hulk® and beyond, who are these heroes? And, how have they evolved from folklore and myth, across all cultures and religions?
Want to know more? Check out the course trailer—of course a superhero class has a trailer:
- Superheroes? Check.
- History? Check.
- Philosophy/mythology? Check.
Count me in!
Seriously, this is the stuff that I absolutely love.
If you want in on this awesomeness as well, head on over to Edx and sign up. You can audit the class for free or become a verified student and receive a certificate of completion for $50.
How cool would it be to study under Stan Lee?
[via Class Page on Edx | HT CNET | Feature image from trailer]