The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is the story of the two title characters, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay and their involvement both in World War II and in the burgeoning comics industry of the 1930s. Joe is a refugee from Nazi-occupied Prague while his cousin Sammy, born in New York, was weakened by polio as a boy and wrestles with his identity as a gay man in a bigoted society. The two help bring comics into their Golden Age.

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