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The New York City Comic Book Museum brings to the JCC a fascinating and lively new exhibit that will explore the Jewish contributions to one of the truly original American art forms?comic books. Jewish creators were at the core of the creation of the comic book industry and used their artistic skills to create superheroes who fought evil in the world. What kind of superheroes did they create and what is the connection of many mainstream comic superheroes to Judaism? Currently, Jewish comic artists are using this medium to connect to Jewish identity by creating new Jewish superheroes like Menorah Man and Shabbas Queen. On display will be original art, covers, collectors? items and interactive multimedia that will be a delight for the whole family. Co-sponsored by the New York City Comic Book Museum and by jewishsuperhero.com.

This exhibition will be on display from January 8?March 11 in the Laurie Tisch Sussman Gallery in the Community Lobby of the JCC. It is free and open to the public.


Added by dahl on December 29, 2003