Tag Archives: Jerry Siegel

Comic Book Justice (Part 3)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people In this part of my history … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 2)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people Part two of my series on … Continue reading

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Old shul justice

[“Shul” is the Yiddish word for synagogue.] From publishers to creators, Jews were pioneers of the modern comics art form and the giant industry that it built. This is particularly appropriate given the emphasis that both comic books and Judaism have historically … Continue reading

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Citizen Kal

Although less reported in the press, President Obama is not the only iconic American whose citizenship has recently been called into question. Superman, the creation of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, made his first appearance in the spring of … Continue reading

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Role models

Ever since comic books first appeared over 75 years ago, mental health professionals have been blaming them for the corruption of America’s youth. Even though these accusations, such as those made by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham in his 1954 book, Seduction … Continue reading

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