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Avengers United (Panini Comics) is seen in Alamy's photo of "I love the form of comics"

posted Aug 19, 2019, 7:14 PM by Vu Nguyen

AVENGERS UNITED #1 (UK) (Jun 2001)
Panini Comics

‘I love the form of comics’ ... a collection of Marvel issues. Photograph: Alamy
Read more in the "Art Spiegelman: golden age superheroes were shaped by the rise of fascism" article.

Excerpt: To namecheck just a few of these secular Jews who had adopted Clark Kent-like secret identities: Gaines was born Max Ginzberg; Goodman’s parents immigrated from Vilnius, Lithuania; Jack Kirby (né Jacob Kurtzberg), the powerhouse who co-created Captain America with his landsman Joe Simon, was born in the slums of New York’s Lower East Side; and Stan Lee, who became the face of Marvel Comics, was Goodman’s wife’s cousin, nepotistically hired as a 17‑year-old office boy named Stanley Lieber. Though not welcome in the higher precincts of advertising and publishing, they were all able to find their niche at the bottom of the barrel.