Superheroes: Courtesy The JewS

“I didn’t know Superman, Batman and Captain America were created by Jews.”

The exhibit ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950, at My Jewish Discovery Place Children’s Museum in Plantation, Florida is bringing comic book heroes back to life for a new generation of fans.

The report mentioned that the first superhero – Superman – was created in 1938 by two Jewish boys, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Bob Kane and Bill Finger, also Jewish, created Batman in 1939. Then came Captain America in 1940 from Jewish artists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
Florida exhibit showcases Jewish artists’ role in comic books
Most were created during the economic and political turmoil of the 1930s and ’40s. For Jews it was a way of confronting Hitler, who became the superheroes’ nemesis in many comic books, as World War II and the Holocaust ravaged Europe.”

Ah yes. The Jews’ idea of um…”cartoons.”
Fearless, timeless, lovable warriors: Fighting Evil.

Hmmm. I wonder if the “students” know down at the Saudi Academy in Virginia that some of our most famous and fearless defenders were created by none other than…shhhhhh..”Jews”.

Oh, wait. They don’t cotton to cartoons. Never mind..before a bldg. blows up or something.

What do you suppose is the secret behind the longevity and success of these amazing comics.

What lies beneath mankind’s need for a hero?

Do we not all fantasize about someone to save the world, someone strong and courageous enought to battle evil and do it all before it’s too late.

Some comics can even be a window into our spiritual life.
-The passion for Truth, Justice.
-The ethics of service to mankind.

Look around you sweet friends.
Are we not all secretly longing for a Rescuer?

Come to think of it…………..If you were a superhero...What would be your Powers — or better yet...your Superhero name?

To all of you: fighting the good fight.

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28 Responses to “Superheroes: Courtesy The JewS”

  1. elvis the original terminator says:

    My favorite super hero is you :)

  2. Aurora says:

    Are we not all secretly longing for a Rescuer?

    More than I can say, Angel.
    Fascinating background, particularly the foil to Hitler. It makes perfect sense. We might yet need another hero or two before the threats to world freedom are finished with us.

  3. KkarllmM says:

    DUH!!!!!!!!

    Come on Angel….the Jews are behind what is wholesome & Heroic, that’s an easy one.

    and the theory of Relativity!!!!……E=Mc2

  4. Gayle says:

    Well Angel, I really don’t have a favorite superhero other than my husband, but I can surely tell you if I did it wouldn’t be Obama! I’m sure he would be on the list for many liberals since they seem to believe he can do anything. LOL! “Super Wuss” would be more like it!

  5. Joe Gringo says:

    That was interesting! Them dang Jews cease to amaze me! :-)

    Superheroes? Our military, firefighters, the Pope and Superman……cause that dude can fly.

  6. Panhandle Poet says:

    My favorite superhero is Jesus. Come to think of it — the comic book heroes might be depictions of the Jewish Messiah. Not surprising at all that they come from Jewish minds.

  7. Z says:

    Whoever our heroes are, super or not, we need to give them back to our kids….kids without heroes are a lost generation and ours have none, thanks to politicians (“the pres is a liar”) and the media’s constant “GOTCHA!” tactics.

    My super hero’s my husband….our kids’ superheroes should be their dads, but how many are? and the left’s even trying to ‘cure them’ of THAT! HELP!!

  8. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Elvis stole my response.

    Three cataclysmic “Super Heroes” in a row, three years in a row… all from huge Jewish minds during some of history’s worst times. Ya’ know, it is my conclusion that animalistic imbeciles fear intelligence and accomplishment, oft times reacting violently to its’ presence. Perhaps that explains the desire to “cleanse” the Middle East of the Jews?

  9. Brooke says:

    My hubby and my favorite superhero?

    BATMAN!!!

    Cool post, Angel! I had no idea!

  10. EDGE says:

    My superhero name would be EDGEMAN and my superpower would be pushing people over the EDGE! WHEN EDGEMAN gets into some serious trouble he calls SUPERANGEL on his communicator for backup. ;I

  11. Katie says:

    Being an old collector of comic books (sold my collection years ago), I have always known that Jews created them. As for my favorite superhero, how about the men and women in our military, our police departments and our fire departments. They are the real superheroes.

  12. Mustang says:

    It is not surprising (to me) that Jewish artists came up with the concept of Super Heroes. A sense of justice is a tradition within Judeo-Christian belief systems. I think everyone likes the idea of justice and from the point of view of our traditions and values as Americans, and even criminals expect to receive it, eventually. The Super Heroes seem to communicate the idea that there is justice, and we don’t have to wait until the next life to receive it. The underlying idea is that justice delayed is justice denied.

    I can’t say that I’m happy about what cartoonists and writers have done to our superheroes (in order to make them relevant to the new millennium. Is it necessary to project heroes as part of the homosexual community to make them relevant? The issue is, what message did Superman provide to youngsters in the 1930s? What messages are communicated today? Is it part of the grand (liberal) conspiracy to make abnormal behavior socially acceptable? Do parents even think about the “agenda” before allowing their children to purchase comic books these days?

    The fact is, we do have real heroes in society today – many of them are indeed “super.” We have policemen and firemen who are willing to lay their lives down for people they don’t even know. We have soldiers and Marines throwing themselves on hand grenades, and thousands more going in harm’s way so that Muslims can be free of despotism. We have teachers going an extra mile to bring hope through learning to sadly neglected children. There are people who donate to charities every day . . . some who can’t afford to give up an extra dollar, but do it anyway. I think I prefer the real heroes to the mythical versions.

  13. MariesTwoCents says:

    WOW!

    I had NO idea!

    Thank you Angel for bringing this to my attention.

  14. Layla says:

    My Dad is my super hero! :)

  15. Daniel Ruwe says:

    I had heard about this, but this is pretty fascinating. Jews have been responsible for a great deal of our pop culture–its amazing.

  16. Robert says:

    Great Post Angel. You are onto something good here. I think it is that Americans are looking for someone who will save us from our congress, and our government, and the Terrorists and the high Gas Prices. Look up in the sky. It’s a B-2 Bomber, its a bee…..no, it’s Everything person. Able to fix all of America’s woes with a wave of his/her hand.

    -Robert-

  17. Angel says:

    THANKS FRIENDS FOR THE SWEET AND INSIGHTFUL COMMENTS! :)

  18. MK says:

    I’m with Katie, on the real superheroes, those who guarantee our way of life and our very lives.

    But just on the comic book ones, i prefer them realistic so it’s batman second. However my favorite one, i don’t think he considers himself a hero though, The Punisher.

    I prefer the way he gets things done, most people don’t have the stomach for his methods but i like him, he’s the most cost-effective as well, that’s the capitalist in me shining through.

  19. Perri Nelson says:

    I’ve always liked Spiderman myself. Quick, agile and wisecracking. Strong but mortal, his best strength was his mind.

    To me, most “heroes” are fantasy figures. That doesn’t mean that I look to fantasy for rescue though. Most “heroes” are ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Doing the right thing makes them heroic even though they may otherwise be flawed. Looking to a hero as an exemplar of all that’s good is likely to disappoint.

  20. Debbie says:

    I did not know that. But we should not be surprised. Some nice images.

  21. Joe says:

    Ah come on Gayle, Obambi can walk on water.

    My favorite superhero is the drone. Yup, a chunk of metal that can find, watch, and then blow the shit out of the bad guys without endangering our guys is AOK in my book!

  22. Always On Watch says:

    Comic books can send imporant messages. Check out Bosch Fawstin Pigman brings the fist down upon shari’a law. ;)

  23. kevin says:

    I never read comic books that much, but I loved the original Batman TV series when i was a youth.

  24. Jungle Mom says:

    My favorite super hero?? Super Man
    My name as a super hero??? SUPER Jungle MOM!

  25. cube says:

    I’ve been a superhero fan for as long as I can remember, but I never thought about it as a Jewish creation, per se. Thanks for that.

  26. Middle Amierica says:

    I wasn’t aware of that. Interesting. When you think how much the Jews actually contributed to the world, it would probably blow many away. Too bad more light isn’t shined on these facts.

  27. Angie says:

    I was not aware either of this. God has truly blessed the Jewish people with many gifts of which we all profit.

    I loved comic books as a child..I wish I still had them,they would be worth a fortune. I had a friend who did not like her children to read them..(not fine enough for their developing minds) I have to say I taught myself to read before I entered school through comic books.

  28. benning says:

    I learned this a long time ago. And it didn’t matter. The creation is far more interesting than the creator. “Rhapsody in Blue” is more fun to listen to than hearing a discourse on the life of George Gershwin. “Smallville” is fun to watch, but I don’t care who thought up the character first.

    The Jews have gotten short-shrift for millenia, though smart people knew better. Clark “Irving” Kent, and Bruce “Moishe” Wayne are bigger than their creators. I’m glad they’ve lasted so danged long!

    Mazel Tov!