Even if it’s just a little a day I try to learn something new or study something, you can never know enough and should always pursue new knowledge (even if just for kicks, after all, learning is a joy!), and sometimes I go looking for online courses or short modules. Today, while doing that I found one that might interest some of you – “The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture” by SmithsonianX, over at edx.org. It’s free (if you don’t want a certificate) and it takes about 5 weeks to complete starting February 16 (1-2 hours a week – if that’s a concern, rest assured ‘caus it won’t take much of your time).
“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 Spider-Man®, 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?”