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  • Writer Arie Kaplan and the great Jewish comic book tradition

    2 weeks ago

    Stan Lee. Will Eisner. Art Spiegelman. Chris Claremont. These men represent a Jewish tradition that, although not quite ordained from heaven, is a hallowed tradition just the same: Jews creating comic books.

    Arie Kaplan memorialized them in his 2008 award-winning book, “From...

  • DOCTOR STRANGE *Movie Review*

    By Zoe Hewitt

    November 8, 2016 | 2:12 pm

    This week I review DOCTOR STRANGE.  The latest Marvel superhero movie is about the mystical rather than the physical.  When Dr. Steven Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a neurosurgeon, loses use of his hands following a car accident, he travels to Nepal to see The Ancient One (Tilda...

  • Super powers meet higher power at Comic Con

    November 2, 2016 | 2:18 pm

    Why do some messiahs succeed and others fail?

    You might not expect that question to be the topic of discussion at a comic book convention, but panelists from the worlds of comics and TV — representing the three Abrahamic religions — delved into that subject matter recently at...

  • Paul Rudd ponders how he will be remembered with Walk of Fame star

    July 2, 2015 | 11:23 am

    As audiences gear up to see Paul Rudd become Marvel's smallest superhero in "Ant-Man," the actor candidly reminisced about the legacy he was leaving on Wednesday as he received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

    Rudd, 46, best known for films such as "This is 40" and...

  • Calendar: January 31st - February 6th

    By Laura Donney

    January 28, 2015 | 11:00 am

    SAT | JAN 31


    You know those previews and billboards for comic-book franchises that keep popping up? The man we have to thank is Stan Lee, and for lots of fathers, sons, nephews and brothers (mine included), he is very important. Lee is the man behind Marvel and such...

  • A Bright Light For The L.A. Art Scene: QART.COM Gallery Opening

    By Milad Doroudian

    December 9, 2014 | 8:11 am

    How much do you know about Stan Lee, despite the fact that he was Jewish, and had something to do with Spiderman? If not much, then here is your chance to discover one of the reasons why he is considered to be one of the most important comic-book artists of all time.

    Quality Art...

  • Andrew Garfield:  The Jewish Spidey [SLIDESHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 2, 2012 | 5:49 pm

    While watching “The Amazing Spider-Man,” I was struck by how much Andrew Garfield-as-Spidey – or rather, his alter-ego, Peter Parker – reminded me of the kind of gangly geeky-cute guys you’d develop a crush on at Jewish summer camp. 

    And that casting perhaps makes sense,...

  • With great power comes ... guilt!

    June 20, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    My “Spidey Sense” is tingling! Almost half a century after the comic book superhero Spider-Man was conceived by Jewish writer Stan Lee, a Jewish actor named Andrew Garfield will don the red and blue Spandex for the forthcoming cinematic reboot of the Spider-Man franchise.


  • Patriot games: Is Captain America too American?

    July 18, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    In March 1941—nine months before the attack on Pearl Harbor impelled America to enter the Second World War—one colorful American hero already had joined the battle: Captain America.

    The famous front cover of “Captain America #1” showed its titular hero punching Hitler straight in...

  • Rock a costume all weekend—Long Beach Comic-Con!

    By Adam Wills

    October 28, 2010 | 4:03 pm

    Halloween? Feh.

    Fans know costumes!

    But a weekend full of cosplay—including a Friday night costume ball with the band Shiny Toy Guns—isn’t the only reason to attend the second Long Beach Comic-Con, Friday 10/29 to Sunday 10/31 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Feeling...

  • 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...

  • 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!


    Danny Elfman
    From Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure to Alice in Wonderland,...

  • Anaheim hosts first Comic Con

    By Adam Wills

    April 15, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    Comic Con International’s contract with San Diego is set to expire in 2012, and Anaheim has joined cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas hoping to lure the Hollywood-heavy con away from the San Diego Convention Center. This weekend, April 16-18, the home to the Happiest Place on...

  • What Israel means to me

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Tovah Feldshuh

    "I love, admire, and will eternally raise money for Israel because I am well aware that she takes bullets for me. She is my life insurance."

    Judd Hirsch

    "It's not easy to understand how a nation can reclaim itself after 5,000 years of banishment, occupation, and...

  • 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...