As we do every year, we attended the NY Comic Con with the little Jewdars
another way in which the comic book universe tends to fail in diversity while it pretends to care is that characters seem to be various versions of the same physical type--in shape, when in fact, just looking around the country, it seems pretty likely that were an average, random American to get super powers, he or she would be a bit on the doughy side of things.
Because as a Jew who always wanted to see Jewish characters, we get it. We don’t claim to be in the same position, because as a white guy, we could still see plenty of white guys to identify with or dream about being like, but we get it enough to want black kids or latino kids or gay kids to pick up a comic book and read stories about people like them.
As the Wonder Woman display at Comic Con this past weekend shows, Israeli sheyna punim Gal Gadot (in the old country, that was pronounced "Greenstein") has been given a place front and center as the current brightest star in the Amazon princess' galaxy.
He's gone from head writer on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show to the brains behind one of the funnest - and funniest - Marvel Comics stories in ages. Elliott Kalan chats with HEEB about comedy, comic books, and his cult podcast "Flop House"
When Jewdar heard that superhero Atom Smasher, aka, Albert Rothstein, was going to be appearing on season premier of The Flash, we were pretty jazzed. Until...
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Listen up Hollywood, this is how you do right by Ben Grimm.