Exploring the Link Between Jews and Comic-Book Superheroes
Eric Berlatsky, Professor of English
The creators of nearly all of the most famous and enduring superheroes were Jewish. These include Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman; Bob Kane, creator of Batman; and Joe Simon, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, creators of Captain America, the Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, and the X-Men. This lecture will outline some of the possible reasons why Jews were drawn not only to the comic book industry, but also to the superhero genre.
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