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Top Five Jewish Superheroes

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This time around, we’re looking for the top five superheroes who are Jewish!

Enjoy!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Colossal Boy


Colossal Boy is cool.

Not THAT cool, though.

Colossal Boy was established as Jewish conveniently soon after Kitty Pryde debuted in Uncanny X-Men. Remember, Colossal Boy is from Earth.

Prime


Prime was a neat character. A nice take-off of Captain Marvel. I’d like to see more of him.

Sabra


Sabra is pretty neat. I wasn’t thrilled by her use in Union Jack, though. Although I AM glad to have her being used, period!

SPECIAL HONORABLE MENTIONS BECAUSE THEY’RE ONLY CONSIDERED JEWISH BECAUSE OF THEIR LAST NAMES

Two-Gun Kid


I HATE having him off the list, as he is awesome, but it’s a tough list!

And he’s only on because of his retconned birth name, Matthew Liebowicz. That sort of name back in the old West is almost certainly Jewish, but it is not DEFINITIVE (unless it has been proven somewhere else), so I’ll leave him off!!

Nite-Owl


The guy is one of the stars of Watchmen! That is practically enough to be on the list in and of itself!! Luckily, he is also a really cool character.

I always figured he was Jewish, and most sites listing Jewish heroes have him on it, but yeah, it’s only based on his last name, so I agree – not enough!!

5. Justice


I really like Justice – I like that he is being used in Avengers: Initiative!

I think I liked him better with Firestar than with Ultra Girl, though.

4. Songbird


If I’m unsure of any character, it would be Songbird.

But consarnit, Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza and Warren Ellis have done such a good job with her, so I can’t not have her on the list!!

3. Doc Samson


I really liked the new take on Samson that Peter David introduced. He’s a lot cooler of a character nowadays.

2. Kitty Pryde


The greatest POV character ever?

1. The Thing


Duh! It’s the Thing, for crying out loud!!