A message of pride on New York’s Lower East Side
A new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society offers Jewish-inflected insight into superhero history—but misses some opportunities to broaden the discussion
A new documentary traces the history of Israeli comics
Our caped crusaders have a lot to do with our anxieties about Jewish identity. It’s time we found more meaningful alternatives.
Fantastical title fights inspired by boxing’s ‘Fight of the Century’
Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
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
Recent superhero movies—Green Lantern, Thor, Superman—are terrible. The solution? Hollywood should make these heroes more Jewish.
His masked hero has arrived on the big screen, but it’s Will Eisner’s slice-of-life comics that loom large