Monday, September 14, 2015
Uri-On: The Israeli-Jewish Superman
Michael Netzer, Jonathan Deutsch, and Yossi Halper created the first Israeli comic book (Israel Comics Ltd.) in 1987.
The story sought to give an Israeli-Jewish content to an American Superman who was defending his ancient homeland against invasion of extraterrestrials. Israelis on the religious right wing as well as those on the secular left responded positively to the comic book. The hero is called Uri-On meaning "Light and Power" — and his emblem is the Menorah, the Israeli national symbol. (Courtesy of Michael Netzer)