New Comic Book Day – Final Harley Variants of the month and Gotham Academy

It’s new comic book Wednesday! We’ve got a lot of good stuff out this week. Harley Quinn’s takeover continues on the February variant covers on the following titles out today:

  • AQUAMAN #39 by Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts
  • BATMAN #39 by Jill Thompson and CV Painting
  • CATWOMAN #39 by Jim Balent
  • THE FLASH #39 by Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #39 by Joe Quinones
  • SINESTRO #10 by Ian Bertram and Matt Hollingsworth

Additionally, today we get Gotham Academy #5!! I can’t wait to see what happens next in this amazing, creative, and perfect book with wonderful characters. We also get Arkham Manor #5. And obviously we get Batman #39, but I want to show you the amazing non-variant cover by Greg Capullo:

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What’s on your pull list for today?

New Comic Book Day – More Harley Quinn Variants

It’s new comic book Wednesday! We’ve got a lot of good stuff out this week. Harley Quinn’s takeover continues on the February variant covers on the following titles out today:

  • BATGIRL #39 by Cliff Chiang
  • BATMAN & ROBIN #39 by Emanuela Lupacchino and Tomeu Morey
  • BATMAN/SUPERMAN #19 by J.G. Jones and Alex Sinclair
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 by Dustin Nguyen and CV Painting
  • TEEN TITANS #7 by Sean Galloway
  • SUPERGIRL #39 by Joe Benitez and Peter Steigerwald
  • SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #16 by Francis Manapul and CVDL
  • WONDER WOMAN #39 by Phil Jiminez and Hi–Fi

Additionally, today we get another book from The Multiversity, the third in Kelly Sue DeConnick’s groundbreaking book Bitch Planet, and a Ms. Marvel Valentine themed book that features Loki of all people. Now if that’s not good comic reading, I don’t know what is!

What’s on your pull list for today?

Gender Through Comic Books Online Course

I got an email from ComiXology this week about a new online course.  It’s called Gender Through Comic Books and its a 6-week massive open online course (MOOC) that begins on April 2nd.  I know there are a lot of different platforms that have been promoting open courses (Itunes University and edx.org come to mind), but this is the first I’ve seen through a very specific forum.  Obviously, comiXology is supported by ‘students’ who have to buy the core reading titles*. But even so,  I think this is great. I’m debating enrolling, but I’m worried about the commitment.

Gender Through COmics

Gender Comics Course noticesEspecially since I’m already enrolled in two classes, working full-time, and finishing up some contract work. I imagine with this type of format, it is really up to the student to decide how much they are willing to put in (and therefore get out of the class). But the ‘you will be expected to work with a group of other students’ worries me.

So, has anyone else ever take one of the online courses which required enrollment and participation  How did that work for you? How much time did you commit? Was it a worthwhile experience?

* I should note that ComiXology is offering, for a limited time, a discount when you purchase all the reading list titles and the total comes to $78.86 for 47 items. It’s a lot of great comic reading which could be very worth it depending on your interests.