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Why do so many of Hollywood’s big-budget summer superhero movies suck so much? Jacob Silverman argues today in Tablet Magazine that if writers, directors, and producers considered the actual source material, as opposed to the surface brand of it, they would find rich, textured, personal stories that, with their fundamental conflict of singular identity versus subsuming into the group, also happen to be extremely Jewish. Which should come as no surprise, given who the original comic artists were.

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