Superman Is Jewish?

Date/Time: Sunday, Apr 14 | 2:30–5pm
Admission: Free with Museum admission.  Get Tickets
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About the Program

Author Harry Brod (Superman Is Jewish? How Comic Book Superheros Came to Serve Truth, Justice, and the Jewish-American Way) and cartoonist Michael Capozzola engage in a lively and humorous conversation about the Jewish origins of Superman and other comic book heroes. Book sales and signing to follow.

Brod is a visiting Stanford scholar and Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Northern Iowa and served on the Board of Directors of Humanities Iowa. He has appeared on CNN, Today, Geraldo, and other TV and radio programs. His articles have been published in numerous journals and popular magazines. He is the father of two children and still has his old comic book collection.

Capozzola is a Bay Area-based comedian and cartoonist. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, Mad Magazine, National Lampoon, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Humor Times

Co-presented with the Cartoon Art Museum.


Harry Brod, Michael Capozzola, photo by Pat Johnson.


Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at the CJM are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, and Alyse Mason Brill and Nathan Brill.



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