Mr. Heath Corson is an award-winning writer/creator working in television, film, comic books, and video games. He recently completed his second year writing on the TNT family crime drama Animal Kingdom for John Wells Productions. In 2014, Heath rebooted the DC animated universe with the direct to DVD animated movie Justice League: War, setting the tone for all other subsequent animated DC films, including Batman: Assault on Arkham and the best-selling Aquaman-centric sequel Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. He has written for Batman Unlimited, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, multiple episodes of the Cartoon Network hit Justice League Action, as well as the Halo: Fall of Reach series, packaged exclusively with the video game Halo 5: Guardians for Microsoft. For DC Comics, Heath wrote the continuing adventures of the League of Super-Pets, which picks up where the animated movie starring the Rock and Kevin Hart ends. He also wrote the Nightwing / Magilla Gorilla one-shot as well the Atom Ant back-up stories for the Scooby Apocalypse series, the critically-acclaimed miniseries Bizarro, as well as comic books stories starring Booster Gold & Blue Beetle as well as Detective Chimp.
Mr. Corson has a B.A. from Northwestern University.
Writing for Superheroes (Grades: All)
Love superheroes? Don't we all! Get excited true believers! Because this course is going to put YOU into the creator's chair and invite your imagination to run wild. Do you daydream about crafting your own unique Batman story featuring your favorite villain? Or maybe you've got a completely original superhero that you're dying to breathe life into. But how? Here's how!
This course will cover a brief history of when and how superheroes first appeared in comic books and the evolution of the characters through the years. We'll break down the elements that make up a great hero and the world they live in. Then, we'll craft our personal heroes: Their powers. Their uniforms. Their allies. Their villains. And what they believe in. Finally, we'll design a short sample story introducing that hero and breathing life into them! By the end, you'll have a blueprint for an 8-page comic starring YOUR creations.