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Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero

ISBN13: 9780826417671
ISBN: 0826417671
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $29.95
Publisher: Continuum
Published Date:
Pages: 216
Average Goodreads rating: 3.32/5 (38 ratings)

<p>"Fingeroth's book is an easy, intriguing read, exploring the histories of superheroes and their creators. This is clearly a topic in which Fingeroth is eminently well-versed." <br/>-<em>Jewish Book World</em></p><br/><p> "Like a Yiddish theater play on the old Jewish Second Avenue, or like a really good comic book, Danny will make you laugh, cry and, best of all, he'll make you think."<br/>--From the foreword by Stan Lee</p><br/><p>In Disguised as Clark Kent, Danny Fingeroth--a long-time executive in the comics business who wrote and edited Spider-Man as well as other famous lines for Marvel--reflects on the phenomenon of the heavily Jewish elements that, consciously or not, went into the creation of the superhero. <br/>Centering on questions of Jewish identity, which is historically about the push and pull toward and away from that very identity, <em>Disguised as Clark Kent</em> brings valuable insight into the fantasies that fuel our imaginations and entertainment industry, as well as many significant and often hidden aspects of our society.<br/></p>>