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Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero

Hosted By: Jewish Study Center

Danny Fingeroth, author “Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero,” will explore the backgrounds of the largely young, Ashkenazi American men who created the most well-known superheroes—from original comic book icons such as Superman and Batman, to movies such as Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse. Accompanied by an entertaining and informative PowerPoint slide show, 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.

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Jewish Study Center

The Jewish Study Center offers a wide array of classes and programs of Jewish content and invites anyone, regardless of background, to learn, grow and socialize with our community of learners. Our classes include text study in Bible, Mishna, Talmud, and Midrash, as well as courses in Jewish arts and culture, ethics, history, and philosophy. Courses regularly apply Jewish tradition to issues of social action, politics, interpersonal relationships, and work.
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