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  • Meet Steve Blum

    By Adam Wills

    July 1, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    Animation fans have grown up with Steve Blum. From T.O.M., the laconic host of Cartoon Network’s anime block “Toonami” to snarling Wolverine in “Wolverine & the X-Men” to the nasally Guilmon of “Digimon,” his voice is instantly recognizable to many teens and...

  • Foreskin Man gets a new cartoon doppelganger: Smegma Man

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 26, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    When the second issue of “Foreskin Man” became public, the anti-circumcision comic book’s portrayal of a villainous Jewish ritual circumciser, Monster Mohel, generated accusations of anti-Semitism against the comic book’s creator and against the entire anti-circumcision—or...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Review

    Joan Schwartz (Video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    July 21, 2011 | 10:43 am

    ‘Captain America, The First Avenger’, directed by Joe Johnston (Wolfman) is the latest superhero to come out of the ‘Marvel’ stable.

    The year is 1941…Hitler and his merry band of Nazis are storming through Europe.

    One particular Nazi, Johann Schmidt aka Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) is...

  • Comic book artist Gene Colan dies at 84

    July 14, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    Comic book artist Gene Colan, a “towering figure” and “one of the giants of the comic book industry,” who drew characters from Batman to Dracula to Howard the Duck for nearly seven decades, died June 23 at 84.

    Colan drew for the two mainstays of the North American comic book...

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  • Foreskin Man, meet Vulva Girl

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 29, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    A new issue of “Foreskin Man,” the anti-circumcision comic book whose treatment of a Jewish ritual circumciser was widely critiqued as anti-Semitic, hit the web on June 29. It introduces Vulva Girl, a female counterpart to the comic book’s blonde, buff, eponymous hero.

    Like...

  • Artist Evokes Jewish Strength—Overtly

    By Rachel Zuckerman

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Five years ago, veteran comic book artist Joe Kubert visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He expected to be moved, but since he and his parents had escaped from Poland before the Nazi genocide began, he assumed his emotional reaction would be...

  • You Don’t Know Jack

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jack Kirby was so influential a comic book creator that in July, Comic-Con International, the industry's largest convention, commemorated the artist's two greatest creations -- the 60th anniversary of "Captain America" and the 40th anniversary of "The Fantastic Four. "

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  • X-Men

    By Michael Aushenker

    July 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Siegel. Shuster. Kane. Just a few names of Jewish storytellers whose restless imaginations fueled a multimillion dollar entertainment business that boomed throughout the 1940s and 1950s, when America was at war and television was in its infancy.

    We're not talking about the movie...

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