The First Kosher Comic Book Blazed a Trail for Orthodox Outreach

It wasn’t as big as Batman, but ‘Mendy and the Golem’ gave Jewish kids a taste of pop culture—with a rabbinical seal of approval

How Batman Creator Bill Finger Was Forgotten

The campaign to get an unheralded Jewish comic book hero get his due

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman

Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick

Joe Kubert (1926-2012)

The legendary comic-book artist dies at 85

Why Pop Art Is Jewish

A Roy Lichtenstein show at the Art Institute of Chicago reveals the movement’s affront to WASPy decorum

Oh So Serious

Shivah Stars

Magical Thinking

For a boy with little exposure to religion, the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons led to a spiritual awakening—that the supernatural may not be the same as the divine

Panel Discussion

As advocacy groups increasingly use comic books in efforts to reach young minds, an art form created by immigrant Jews working out identity issues has instead become a ham-fisted tool for indoctrination

Love and Death

Long before the Supreme Court deemed violent video games free speech, the 1940s cultural critic Gershon Legman noted Americans’ paradoxical views on sex and violence

Reality Check

Dave Sim’s comic-book history of anti-Semitism

Just Plain Super

Two books scratch too hard at superheroes’ identities

Outside the Lines

Douglas Rushkoff turns open source Judaism into a comic book

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