“Leibovitz has no real doubts that his beloved Marvel heroes are born of a particularly unique sensibility to Jewish immigrant parents from Europe”

JEWISH INSIDER
The man, the myth, the Jewish comic book legend
by Amy Spiro
April 23, 2020

…The resulting book, Stan Lee: A Life in Comics, is the latest entry in Yale University Press’s “Jewish Lives” series. But don’t crack it open expecting a straightforward biography of Stanley Martin Lieber — born on Manhattan’s Upper West Side to Jewish immigrant parents — the man who left an outsized footprint on American popular culture. “I didn’t want to write a biography of Stan Lee,” Leibovitz said. “What I wanted to do was to take these creations that he forged, and find the hidden meaning in them — which I’ve always expected was fiercely Jewish, and far more layered than most critics give them credit for being.” READ MORE

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