Kings of Democracy

Superman: Secretly Jewish

May 05, 2020 Andrew Merklinghaus Season 1 Episode 38
Kings of Democracy
Superman: Secretly Jewish
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Kings of Democracy
Superman: Secretly Jewish
May 05, 2020 Season 1 Episode 38
Andrew Merklinghaus

Superman is America's first superhero, but no longer our best.  The best is Spiderman who is human and mortal and relatable and lives in a cool part of Queens.  But Superman is still around and we should talk about how he was how Americans saw their ideal versions of themselves, and how we no longer really like him because of the Vietnam War or whatever.  

Show Notes

Superman is America's first superhero, but no longer our best.  The best is Spiderman who is human and mortal and relatable and lives in a cool part of Queens.  But Superman is still around and we should talk about how he was how Americans saw their ideal versions of themselves, and how we no longer really like him because of the Vietnam War or whatever.