Stan Lee

Studio JW- Comic Book Men

Gabriela Geselowitz interviews Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor -- authors of the tome "Superheroes: Capes, Cowls and the Creation of Comic Book Culture" -- about the Jewish roots of the comic industry and its masterminds.

“Avengers” Stays True To Anti-Totalitarian Theme Of Comics' Origins

Books have been written about the role of many immigrant-offspring Jews in creating the comic book universe and such colorful, tights-clad denizens as Superman, Spiderman and Captain America. So there’s no point in predictable shepping nachas about how The Tribe has helped capture the imagination of three generations with inspiring tales of preserving truth, justice and the American Way.

Marvel's latest blockbuster, "The Avengers," pits a group of heroes against a would-be dictator from another world.
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