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Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero
By Stan Lee (foreword by) and Danny Fingeroth
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date November 1, 2008
Pages 183
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780826430144
ISBN-10 0826430147
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 9 in.
Weight 0.26 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $22.95
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"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."
-Jewish Book World

"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."
--From the foreword by Stan Lee

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.
Centering on questions of Jewish identity, which is historically about the push and pull toward and away from that very identity, Disguised as Clark Kent 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.



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Hardcover
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from Bloomsbury USA Academic (August 30, 2007)
9780826417671 | details & prices | 183 pages | 5.75 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $29.95
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Paperback
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With Stan Lee (other contributor) | from Bloomsbury USA Academic (November 1, 2008)
9780826430144 | details & prices | 183 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.26 lbs | List price $22.95
About: "Fingeroth's book is an easy, intriguing read, exploring the histories of superheroes and their creators.

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