Shabbat Service and Cultural Program
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Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero – Danny Fingeroth
Danny Fingeroth, the author of the definitive book on Jews and comics, Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero, will explore the backgrounds of the largely young American Jewish men from Eastern European backgrounds who created the most well-known superheroes who are so prominent in current popular culture. Fingeroth will discuss how the creators’ Jewish origins may have helped make superheroes the most familiar popular culture icons of all—on TV, in movies and electronic media, as well as in comics. He recently published A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee.
Danny Fingeroth was an award-winning writer and editor at Marvel Comics. A highly-regarded pop culture critic and historian, he is the author of books including Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society and co-editor of The Stan Lee Universe, an annotated collection of Lee-rarities from his personal archives. Fingeroth has lectured on comics at Columbia University, the Smithsonian Institute, and at Milan’s MiMaster Institute, among many other venues.
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