November 28, 2012

Iron Man and Iron Dome

Via Four Color Media Monitor there is a pretty cool article in the Jerusalem Post which compares Iron Man to Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system. And article author Abe Novick reminds us all of something very cool:

Of course Iron Man like practically every other super hero, was also created by Jews, with credit going to Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) and his brother Larry Lieber along with illustrations by Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg.)

Most involved comics fans are already aware of this, but casual fans may not. Just yet another worldwide contribution to humanity from the Jewish people!

But I had to send a message to Mr. Novick on one of his points: He writes that Tony Stark's parents were killed in a plane crash. That made me go "Huh??" because I always remembered them having perished in an auto accident. Novick must have consulted Wikipedia which references the plane; however, Marvel's own wiki page (and others) note the car crash.

Posted by Hube at November 28, 2012 05:43 PM | TrackBack

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I actually knew that both Lee and Kirby were Jewish. So were Mort Weisenger (who edited Superman in the 1950s and 1960s), Julius Schwartz (one-time DC editor-in-chief), Gil Kane, Siegel and Schuster, Marv Wolfman, Joe Simon and many, many others.

Posted by: Carl at November 28, 2012 09:06 PM