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  • Superman belongs to DC Comics, judge affirms

    October 18, 2012 | 9:13 am

    The heirs of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster do not have the right to reclaim copyrights to the popular character, a federal judge ruled.

    Wednesday's ruling in California gives DC Comics, owned by Warner Bros., all rights to Superman for books, movies, television and other...

  • 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,...

  • Battle of the bulges: Foreskin Man vs. Captain Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 4, 2011 | 10:15 am

    He’s already being parodied, but it was only a matter of time before Foreskin Man got mashed up with some other superhero. Thanks to Arlen Schumer, a Jewish comic book artist based in Westport, Conn., that time is now.

    Behold: Foreskin Man vs. Captain Israel.

    Captain Israel has...

  • 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...

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  • It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane—Oy Gevalt, It’s a Jewish ‘Watchmen’

    March 13, 2009 | 2:59 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Who watches the watchmensch? Yes, you read that right—the comic book “Watchmen” is getting a Yiddish makeover courtesy of a British comic writer.

    And in fitting with “Watchmen’s” trademark plot twists and surprising revelations, “Watchmensch” has...

  • A Hero’s Struggles

    By Tom Tugend

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Once you've tasted fame. It's very difficult to live without it."

    Christoph Meili was living as an average guy when he did an extraordinary thing and suddenly found himself idolized as a superhero.

    After basking in the adulation of the Jewish community for his allotted span, the...

  • Boys Wonder

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Joe [incredulous]: Jewish superheroes?

    Sammy: What, they're all Jewish, superheroes. Superman, you don't think he's Jewish? Coming from the old country, changing his name like that. Clark Kent, only a Jew would pick up a name like that for himself.

    A day after Yom Kippur, Michael...

  • 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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