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

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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