Apparently, there is a digital comic museum. Museums are always nice to have, especially when one doesn’t have to actually subject oneself to the elements (aka go outside) to visit one.
What really makes the Digital Comic Museum outstanding is that you can not only look at the items, but also download them for your research (aka reading pleasure). The only downside to the museum is that for obvious copyright reasons comics and characters from the major publishers (DC, Marvel and Disney to name a few) are missing. That said, it still is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in pop art/popular culture and its history before the 1960s.
Thanks to Open Culture’s Rebecca Onion for the point in the right direction.
Now, I’m off to research!
Ok, after actually opening my eyes, I was able to find the syllabus of the Social Issues Through Comic Books supermooc.
I shamelessly copy it from here for your reading pleasure:
Looks like I’m about to discover a fresh set of comics as I’ve only read the issues of Lazarus, Sex Criminals and some other issues of Hawkeye. Great!
The only point of critique I have to offer would be that the selection of comic books (this was true of the last supermooc, too, by the way) is rather US centered. But then, catering to an international audience must mean to choose comics that are both available worldwide and available in a language that can be read by most.