As we do every year, we attended the NY Comic Con with the little Jewdars
After Palestinian academic Nur Masalha’s new exercise in historical denial and borderline antisemitism, Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History, suffice it to say, the Kraken has been released.
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.
Jewdar has said it before, and we'll say it again--the US military is not a social experimentation lab.
when Jewdar read that the military had opened up combat arms to women, we were glad, and having just read about the graduation of the first class of infantry soldiers with female recruits, we were delighted,
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.
Let Jewdar be upfront about this---What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy was not our cup of tea, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth watching.