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Studio JW- Comic Book Men

Gabriela Geselowitz interviews Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor -- authors of the tome "Superheroes: Capes, Cowls and the Creation of Comic Book Culture" -- about the Jewish roots of the comic industry and its masterminds.

Jerusalem Shop Pays 'Super' Fine Over Unlicensed Kippot

03/19/2013

A Jerusalem shop settled out of court with two comic book companies that charged it sells unlicensed kippahs bearing the images of Superman and Spiderman.

Avi Binyamin, owner of the Kippa Man store on Ben Yehuda Street in central Jerusalem, will pay Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers $17,000 each for the unauthorized use of their superheroes' images. The companies had sued for about $27,000 in damages

Yarmulkes decorated with trademark superhero images are common in Judaica stores and online.

Joe Simon, Co-Creator Of Captain America, Dies At 98

12/16/2011

Joe Simon, the co-creator of Captain America and a leading figure during the golden age of comic books, has died at 98.

Simon’s family announced his death Thursday on Facebook, and told The Associated Press that Simon had died Wednesday night in New York following a brief illness.

Born Hymie Simon in Rochester, N.Y., in 1913, Simon grew up above his father’s tailor shop. After stints as an editorial cartoonist, he moved to New York City at 23 and eventually was hired as an editor of the now-defunct Fox Comics.

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