Harry Brod

Harry Brod’s most recent book is Superman Is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice and the Jewish-American Way, published by Free Press/Simon & Schuster in 2012. As the book’s jacket says, “he still has his old comic books, representing fifty years of ‘research’ that went into this book,” revised excerpts from which appeared in Comic Book Creator, Jewish Currents, and the Huffington Post, and about which he has lectured at many universities, museums, and other institutions. He is the principal analyst in the ARTE-TV documentary From Superman to Spider-Man: Adventures of the Superheroes, featuring such comics greats as Neal Adams, John Buscema, Joe Kubert, Stan Lee, and Alex Ross.  (Only Stan gets more screen time than Harry). Harry is Professor of Sociology and Humanities at the University of Northern Iowa.

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