Mark Waid Wants You To Enroll in Free ‘Gender Through Comics’ Online Course

Taught by Christina Blanch of Ball State University with Mark WaidMark Waid (Kingdom ComeDaredevil, Irredeemable) has recently announced a free online college-level course called “Gender Through Comics” which will feature live weekly interviews from some of the comic industry’s top creators!

The course aims to examine “how comic books can be used to explore questions of gender identity, stereotypes, and roles.” Taught by Christina Blanch of Ball State, this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is open to anyone with an internet connection, email address, and interest in gender representation in comics.

What’s more, the course’s speaker list reads like a who’s who of comic creators and includes Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last ManSaga), Brain Michael Bendis (New AvengersUltimate Spider-Man), Gail Simone (BatgirlSecret Six), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Matt Fraction (The Invincible Iron ManUncanny X-Men), Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic FourAvengers), Jason Aaron (Wolverine and the X-MenThor: God of Thunder), Dan Slott (The Amazing Spider-ManArkham Asylum: Living Hell), Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire), and editors Steve Wacker and Sana Amanat (HawkeyeSpider-ManCaptain Marvel).

The course will be held April 2 though May 10, 2013 and you can enroll in the class now.

For more information, check out this video narrated by none other than Stan “The Man” Lee.

Comment below if you’re signing up!

[via ComicAlliance]

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3 Responses to “Mark Waid Wants You To Enroll in Free ‘Gender Through Comics’ Online Course”


  1. 1 Arden Tubbs February 22, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I’d love to sign up, please!


  1. 1 Brought to you from the Crazy Internet Searches of SM… | Ramblings From A Comic Newbie Trackback on February 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

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