Free Online Class Taught by Stan Lee

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Stan Lee
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Stan Lee is teaming up with the Smithsonian to teach an online class this May called The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture. Am I signed up? Uh… hells yeah.

The class doesn’t begin until May 5th, but I wish they would release the reading list early so I could get started because I’m sort of champing at the bit over this. It’s one thing to read a book like Superman in a vacuum. It’s quite another to get to discuss the history of superheroes with Stan Lee and other fans for 5 straight weeks.

It has been a long time since I’ve been a student: about 15 years since graduate school ended. Signing up for a class–even just an online, 5-week one–has brought out my inner student. It makes me want to line up my pencils and get a new notebook. I cannot wait for this.

So who is joining me? Anyone else taking Stan Lee’s superhero class?

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