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  • How Jewy is Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet?

    By Adam Wills

    July 27, 2010 | 6:39 pm

    Seth Rogen tends to play characters who closely resemble … well, Seth Rogen. So does that make his modern take on Britt Reid—the masked vigilante newspaper publisher at the center of “The Green Hornet”—a Jewish action hero?

    “Actually, Tom Wilkinson [who plays James Reid,... read on

  • ‘A Contract With God’ heads to silver screen

    By Adam Wills

    July 24, 2010 | 10:16 pm

    Will Eisner‘s “A Contract With God, And Other Tenement Stories,” released in 1978, is considered one of the first graphic novels ... and an intensely Jewish one to boot. During the Eisner Awards ceremony at Comic-Con on Friday night, Denis Kitchen announced Eisner’s influential work... read on

  • Holocaust education comes to Comic-Con

    By Adam Wills

    July 23, 2010 | 5:59 pm

    When legendary comic book artist Neal Adams was 10 years old, he swore he would never get involved in anything related to the Holocaust. 

    In the early 1950s, Adams was living in Germany, where his father was stationed with the American occupation forces. The military screened three... read on

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  • Kollin brothers win Prometheus Award

    By Adam Wills

    July 23, 2010 | 7:21 am

    Dani and Eytan Kollin have won the Prometheus Award for their novel “The Unincorporated Man,” which portrays a future, space-faring human society in which religion has died, people ostensibly live forever and can buy shares in each other. The brothers beat out Cory Doctrow, Harry... read on

  • Our picks for Comic-Con 2010

    By Adam Wills

    July 22, 2010 | 8:28 am

    The following are our picks for panels, screenings, workshops, discussions, etc. for Comic-Con in San Diego (July 22-25).

    Feel free to post your own picks—or reviews of events—under comments!

    THURSDAY

    10:30-11:30
    Danny Elfman
    From Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure to Alice in Wonderland,... read on

  • Riddler rumor names Gordon-Levitt, again

    By Adam Wills

    July 21, 2010 | 10:26 am

    The Riddler will be a villain in Chris Nolan’s next Batman installment, based on a source at Warner Bros. who claims to have read the casting grid for the film, according to First Showing. And the name of the “interested” actor listed on the grid to play said character: Joseph... read on

  • Harvey Pekar, alt comic writer, dies at 70

    By Adam Wills

    July 12, 2010 | 11:24 am

    Harvey Pekar, writer of the alternative comics series “American Splendor,” which was adapted for a 2003 film, has died. According to the Los Angeles Times, Pekar, a cancer survivor, was found by his wife, Joyce Brabner, early Monday morning at their Cleveland area home; he was 70... read on

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