Social Issues in Comics
Today I start an online class about Social Issues in Comics. It is a six month long class with modules that include topics such as addiction, environment, social inequality, immigration, and government. The reading list include such titles as: Batman Venom, Swamp Thing Rot world, The Massive, Nightly News, Transmetropolitan and much more. Also there are many articles, videos, and interviews included in this class. You can read more about the class on this website: http://www.supermooc.org/about-supermooc/.
The teacher Christina Blanch last year taught a class on gender through comics which i found to be very educational and fun. It was well put together and this one seem even more promising with even more content then the last one.
I was wondering what are your opinions regarding social issues in comics? What are some your favorite series or story arches that involve social issues? Also do you thing that some comics can get too preachy or over exaggerate on certain subjects? How the other way around with not enough representation or misunderstanding of a certain subject?