Stan Lee, born Stanley Lieber, is one of the best known faces in comics, besides the characters themselves. Famous for his hand in co-creating numerous Marvel superheroes, Stan Lee has left a lasting mark on American culture. The father of the comic book characters so many of us have come to love is Jewish, and here’s how we know:
-Stan Lee’s parents were Jewish immigrants originally from Romania. [x]
-Stan Lee has said that he regrets never having had the chance to visit Israel, and fears that the trip would be too far for him in his advancing age. [x]
-Stan Lee narrated an episode of the motion-comic Holocaust education mini-series They Spoke Out: American Voices Against The Holocaust, and described the experience as both depressing and triumphant, as he was narrating a real-life hero. [x]
-Stan Lee describes himself as being proud to be part of Jewish culture and his Jewish heritage. He feels that Judaism ultimately means doing good unto others, and tried to show the good in humanity in his comics. [x]
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When the Heroes Alliance Council first approved the request to launch an HA Tumblr, we went straight to work on documenting the activities of our various teams in action without really taking the time to introduce the organization to the Tumblr community. We’ve decided to take the opportunity now to finally give that introduction.
The Heroes Alliance is a non-profit charity organization, currently spanning 11 states with a sister organization in the UK. The team is formed by independent superhero costuming enthusiasts who have united under the HA banner to use our hobby as a force that can have a uniquely positive effect on the lives of children in need everywhere. To accomplish this Mission, the various teams are most often found attending hospital based charity events or fundraisers. Sometimes even something as simple as a hospital room visit, just to create an opportunity for a truly struggling child to lock eyes, hold hands, and genuinely come to believe in the heroes that inspire them to never stop fighting.
Our ranks are always open to new members. If you’re a superhero costumer who believes in this Mission, this might just be the team for you. A Hero can be anyone.