Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1938: Comic Book History

June 1938 was the date on the first Superman comic, price 10 cents. Its creators were Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster who like many super-hero creators were both Jewish. There's lots of speculation and insightful writing about why Jews create super hero literature, but I'll let that alone.

More famous Jewish comic-book authors Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the Fantastic Four comic series in 1961 for Marvel Comics; their creations included Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and X-Men.

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