Benjamin Morse

Visiting Lecturer in New Media
Expertise: Social Media, Public Relations, Digital Media


Ben Morse is an expert on digital media, social media, and public relations, and on the role of superheroes and comic books in society.

Morse spent more than a decade in the digital/new media at Marvel, most recently as Editorial Director of Digital Media. Morse hosted the popular "This Week in Marvel" podcast, livestreamed coverage of the yearly Comic-Con events in San Diego and New York, worked on a number of video, writing and website projects - including Marvel's 75th anniversary website, and he produced " Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?!," a stop-motion animated comedy series. 

Morse previously worked as as staff writer for Wizard Magazine, a print and digital periodical covering popular culture, with a focus on movies, television, comic books, and video games. 

A visiting lecturer for the Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies, Morse teaches classes on social media and public relations, and he helps lead the school's burgeoning digital media agency. 


  • B.A. in English, Connecticut College

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Benjamin Morse In The News

April 9, 2020
Marvel has an extended family that stretches far and wide. Over the past decade, countless figures have joined the House of Ideas, often coming from an equally wonderful world with its own tenured pedigree. The Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment, Brian Crosby, blends the universes of Marvel and Disney as a fan-turned-fixture of the former who got his start working with the latter! And hey, you might've even seen him recently leading livestream How To Draw episodes about Spider-Man and Groot!
Las Vegas Sun
April 6, 2020
Bryce Palafox can wake up five minutes before his classes begin at UNLV and still be on time. There’s no jockeying for a parking spot or racing across campus from the dorms.
December 30, 2019
“It was a real feast or famine for me this year,” sums up writer Kelly Thompson when thinking back on 2019, a 12-month period in which her workload went from several projects across multiple lines of characters to the solo adventures of a single Avenger and back again.
Las Vegas Review Journal
October 31, 2019
All morning, excited people stream in to gather free comic books. In the back of the store, patrons huddle by a table as comics are signed by their creators. A few fans dressed as comic book characters mingle with civilians in comic logo-laden T-shirts, while others huddle in conversation or stalk the racks in search of new finds.

Articles Featuring Benjamin Morse

man with superhero drawing on wall behind him
PeopleMay 23, 2018
Benjamin Morse, former digital content director for Marvel Entertainment and future TEDx speaker, is transforming students into content creators.