‘Is Superman Circumcised?’ looks into the superhero’s Jewish identity
The Man of Steel has distinctly Semitic roots, and the celebrated comic book artist about to reimagine him wants to honor them. But just what does that mean in 2018?
With a biopic of William Moulton Marston, creator of Wonder Woman, about to hit the screens, why no movies about the Jews who came up with Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman?
An unlikely affair in a Brooklyn synagogue celebrates the Jewish origins of the comics industry
Nazi Gorillas, ‘Swastika Sharks,’ booby-trapped Hitler-assassinating paintings, and a hot Third Reich vixen
A new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society offers Jewish-inflected insight into superhero history—but misses some opportunities to broaden the discussion
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’
Plus South African party gives BDS movement a victory
Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more
Recent superhero movies—Green Lantern, Thor, Superman—are terrible. The solution? Hollywood should make these heroes more Jewish.
He prefers ‘rootless cosmopolitan’
Two books scratch too hard at superheroes’ identities
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