Israel Pride in American Comics Lecture at Wizard World Philadelphia

Israel Pride in American Comics

Sunday, Jun. 16, 2019 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: (Room 122B)

The comic book industry owes a great deal to both Jewish artists / writers as well as publishers since its inception in the 1930’s. Surprisingly, Jewish themes in comics barely were touched until the 1970’s and 1980’s. Join Joshua H. Stulman (Israeli Defense Comics) and SDCC Ink Pot award winner, Al Wiesner (Shaloman), as they discuss positive depictions of Israel in modern American Super-Hero comics.


Event: Wizard World Philadelphia

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107


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Jewish Comic Creator Bios:

Joshua H. Stulman is the creator and artist for Israeli Defense Comics, a Pro Israel comic book featuring the Jewish Superhero, Magen: The Shield of Israel. Magen, which in Hebrew means “shield”, refers to a long line of patriotic superheroes created by Jewish artists like Jack Kirby/Joe Simon (Captain America). These stories fuse action and adventure with references to news stories straight from the headlines.


Al Wiesner, is the creator of Shaloman, the first independently published Jewish Superhero in America since 1983. The 34 year veteran comic book artist’s work fuses action, Yiddish humor, and Jewish education to create a unique hero. Shaloman’s popularity has carried through in nearly 40 issues and five volumes. In 2010, Al Wiesner was honored with the Inkpot Award at the San Diego Comic Con for his achievements in the graphic arts.