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Fingeroth, Danny. Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, comics, and the creation of the superhero. London, New York: Continuum, 2007. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0826417671
BibTeX citation key: Fingeroth2007
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Batman", "Superman", Judaism, Superhero, USA
Creators: Fingeroth
Publisher: Continuum (London, New York)
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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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Stan Lee
Introduction (My Country ‘tis of Me)
Chapter 1: Coming to Terms (What’s So Jewish About Superheroes, Anyway?)
Chapter 2: Superhero Genesis (Who He Is and How He Came to Be)
Chapter 3: A Stranger among Us (The Birth of Superman)
Chapter 4: A Great Multitude (Batman and Beyond)
Chapter 5: Doctor of Doom (Frederic Wertham’s Superhero Complex)
Chapter 6: Rebuilding the Temple (The Silver Age of Comics)
Chapter 7: Why Are These Heroes Different? (The Marvel Revolution)
Chapter 8: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself (The X-Men and the ’70s)
Chapter 9: As a Matter of Fact, I Am Jewish (The Modern Age)
Chapter 10: Unto the Next Generation (The Jewish Superhero Future)
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