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  • Kippa Man settles lawsuits over Spider-Man and Batman

    March 19, 2013 | 7:52 am

    A Jerusalem shop settled out of court with two comic book companies that charged it sells unlicensed kippahs bearing the images of Superman and Spider-Man.

    Avi Binyamin, owner of the Kippa Man store on Ben Yehuda Street in central Jerusalem, will pay Marvel Comics and Warner...

  • Meet Brian Bendis, the man who killed Peter Parker

    February 11, 2013 | 7:39 am

    Spiderman heroically dispatched countless foes since he arrived on the scene in 1962.

    Nearly a half-century later, Brian Michael Bendis managed to kill him.

    In 2000, Bendis was hired to write Ultimate Spiderman, a modern-day retelling of the classic Spiderman story. More than...

  • Superman is Jewish?: People of the comic book

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 8, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Nothing is quite so purely American as the comic book, which is why it will come as a surprise to some readers to discover that philosopher Harry Brod regards Superman and Spider-Man and many other comic-book characters to be uniquely Jewish artifacts that offer crucial insights...

  • James Franco Q & A:  His Film on Tortured Gay Poet Hart Crane

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    One has to wonder when James Franco ever sleeps. Hollywood’s most educated thespian — perhaps best-known for his Oscar-nominated turn as the guy who cut off his own arm in Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” – has famously juggled acting on soap operas and in blockbusters (think Rupert...

  • “Spiderman” spine-tingling for all the wrong reasons

    By Melanie Chartoff

    January 6, 2011 | 10:47 am

    As “Spiderman” the Spectacle careens toward its opening, despite costly delays, a cacophony of controversies, serious human and technical mishaps and injuries, it looks likely to be a critic proof hit, in terms of paying off its producers and insurance premiums. Perhaps the...

  • British Jewish actor cast as new Spider-Man

    By Adam Wills

    July 2, 2010 | 11:59 am

    Marvel Studios and Columbia/Sony announced that British Jewish actor Andrew Garfield, 26, has been cast as the new lead in the “Spider-Man”  reboot, which is expected to feature a younger Peter Parker.

    Marc Webb (“(500) Days of Summer”) is directing the 3D film, slated for...

  • Raimi out, ‘Spider-Man 4’ no more

    By Adam Wills

    January 11, 2010 | 7:21 pm

    Sorry true believers, but “Spider-Man 4” is toast. Sam Raimi has pulled out of the project, saying he couldn’t make the 2011 release date, Deadline Hollywood reports. Sony plans to reboot Peter Parker back to high school with a new director and cast for summer 2012.

    Script problems...