Today sees the release of “Superman Isn’t Jewish (But I Am…Kinda),” a new OGN from Humanoids. I was trying to write a summary of the book, but the solicit does it more justice than I ever could:
Written by Jimmy Bemon
Illustrated by Emilie Boudet
An intimate and humorous autobiography of a boy’s quest for identity as he struggles with his heritage and his heroes. Benjamin would always proudly say, “I’m Jewish. Like Superman!” Assuming that Judaism is some kind of super power and Hebrew is akin to the Kryptonian language, Benjamin believes each of his family members is a superhero. Until, like Krypton, his world is shattered. After learning of the link between being circumcised and his religion, Ben decides to hide his heritage from everyone. Caught between the desire to avoid disappointing his Jewish father and his desire to understand his Catholic mother, Ben has to find a way to abandon his secret identity for a very public one. Humorous, timeless and universal, this personal and poignant story of acceptance and understanding shows how we all must learn to love the hero within ourselves.
We are thrilled to share an exclusive preview of the title. Thanks again to Humanoids for the preview, and make sure to pick up the book in stores today!