Learn about Spider-Man from Stan Lee

  • HT Education Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 23, 2015 13:44 IST

Superman, Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Hulk... who are these heroes? And, how have they evolved from folklore and myth, across all cultures and religions? You now have a chance to learn from the experts who created these superheroes.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and EdX are offering a five-week course which explores why superheroes first arose in 1938 and teach everything about what is referred to as their ‘Golden Age’ during World War II. Those who are interested can also learn about how comic books became popular and the basis for blockbuster movies, hit TV series and top-selling video games.

The course will be taught by Stan Lee, who was one of the creators of the modern superhero template and Michael Uslan, executive producer of movies such as the Dark Knight series, Lego, the animated Batman films and Batman VS Superman. Interested students can apply at.

Course details
Level: Introductory
Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 1-2 hours/week
Subject: Art and culture
Institution: SmithsonianX
Languages: English
Video Transcripts: English
Price: Free of cost, in case students wish to get a ­verification certificate, the fees is $50 ( Rs. 3,200 approx.)

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