Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 184
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A large number of the creators of the most famous superheroes were of Jewish background, secular, religious, or both. Disguised as Clark Kent explores how the Jewish consciousness of these individuals impacted the content of the comics and contributed to making characters such as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman into the most familiar popular-culture icons of all time on television and in movies, as well as in the four-color pages in which they originated. 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. The book is well researched, including personal interviews as well as historical data. It centers on questions of Jewish identity, which is historically about the push and pull toward and away from that very identity. One sees...