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Mr. Mitzvah: Nerd Herd's Superhero

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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COMIC KINGPIN Lee, Sir Ivan (inset)

How better to celebrate the season two launch of Stan Lee's pet project for the Sci-Fi Channel, Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, than at legendary lunatic Ivan Wilzig's Hamptons castle? If you don't know the retired investment banker freak, you might want to keep an eye out when the show premieres on Thursday—Sir Ivan, as he's known, will be competing to become the world's first Jewish superhero, Mr. Mitzvah. And trust us, he's got the silk cape, gold-lamè muscle suit, and ping-pong paddle with the star of David on it to prove he's serious.

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If Sir Ivan's any indicator, the show promises to be something of an event. A legendary party-thrower, Ivan fashions himself a techno superstar. A colorful cast of celebs attended, including Micheal Musto, Jackie Martling, and American Idol contestant Sarah Mather, all no doubt hoping to stumble upon that rarest of Hamptons events: the rave/orgy gala.


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