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Israel superhero gets 'ratioed' by Captain Palestine

The comic book superhero genre is one of the great American art forms of the 20th century, its impact on popular culture is immense and it continues to thrive through other media such as blockbuster movie franchises and video games, not to mention a new generation of comics and graphic novels.

It is widely acknowledged that the Golden Age of comic books was pioneered by Jewish Americans which included the likes of DC's Superman by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster or Marvel's legendary writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby who were behind some of the most enduring, iconic superhero characters to date; Spiderman, Captain America and the Hulk to name but a few.

Amid the rise of Fascism in Europe and the Second World War, many of the superheroes became metaphors of the Jewish experience facing anti-Semitism and the Holocaust with characters having to live with dual or hidden identities in order to assimilate in a society that would otherwise shun them, as with the X-Men.

Although described as secular, Stan Lee is quoted as having once stated: "To me, you can wrap all of Judaism up in one sentence, and that is, 'Do not do unto others…' All I tried to do in my stories was to show that there's some innate goodness in the human condition. And there's always going to be evil; we should always be fighting evil."

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