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Exploring the Rise and Fall of Stan Lee with ‘True Believer’ Author Abraham Riesman

Erin is the Digital Content Manager at the Jewish Journal. She also covers Jewish art, entertainment and culture.

Esther D. Kustanowitz is a Contributing Writer at the Jewish Journal. She previously was the Founding Editor at GrokNation.com. She is an experienced freelance writer and consultant specializing in social media, pop culture, grief and Jewish community conversation. She is frequently sought-after as a source on social media engagement and culture, and is known as a Jewish community social influencer.

Everybody knows Stan Lee, but nobody knows Stan Lee— except people like critically-acclaimed writer Abraham Riesman, who has written a new book about the late Marvel Comics founder. Riesman joins the Bagels to discuss  “True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee,” which shatters fans’ assumptions about the life of the man who started out as Stanley Lieber.
Riesman also provides background on comic book fandom and culture, questions Jewish characters in Marvel universe and asks if we go too far in looking for Jewish themes and identity in comic book superheroes and their stories. Later, Esther talks trauma as a crucible for storytelling and Erin reveals a surprising turn in her “WandaVision” fandom.

Relavent Links:
Find his book here.
Follow Riesman on Twitter @abrahamjoseph
Check out his latest WandaVision Recaps here!

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