Off-Panel: March 5, 2015

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“Join the Smithsonian, and comic book industry legend Stan Lee, to explore the history of the comic book and the rise of superheroes.”

Stan Lee. Michael Uslan. The Smithsonian. An online course. I’m tempted, just to see what this will be like.

“Looking to bridge the sometimes massive gap between classic literary novels and the students who are required to read them, Udon Entertainment has developed Manga Classics, a growing collection of graphic novel adaptations of prose classics recreated with a manga flair.”

Yes I would absolutely read these.

“Some titles with great female leads aren’t readily known, so we’re going to shine the light outside of the mainstream on some books you might not even know about. And the good news is that these titles are readily available at your local comic book store, as well as online.”

I think it’s safe to say that even most non-comic people know about Saga by this point, but there are some other interesting picks on this list.

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