Sunday, December 21, 2008



Apparently not satisfied with merely forcing Santa down the chimney under duress, Superman then enters the Yuletide scene in an effort to swipe Kris Kringle's thunder.

Oh, Superman. You love Christmas too much.

9 comments:

Steanso said...

Wasn't Superman created by a Jewish guy?

The League said...

Jerome Siegel (writer) and Joseph Shuster (artist) were both Jewish. As were almost all of those involved with National / DC Comics at the highest levels for fifty years.

Comics were a huge opportunity for lots of Jewish kids back in the day. Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Bob Kane, and countless other legends were all Jewish. And knew they were selling comics to a lot of kids who were not.

But, mostly, who doesn't love Santa?

Michael Corley said...

Come on, we all know Superman IS Santa.

He wears red. He can fly around the world in a single night. He can hear and see what you're doing (so be good for goodness sake!) and he lives in the North Pole.

Steanso said...

I just wanna see Supes spinning his dradel and lighting a menorah.

The League said...

Well, yeah... There are those who claim Superman is, in fact, a Jewish character. But I think this is all pretty complicated for the comments section.

Steanso said...

Well, I guessing Superman got portrayed as your standard WASP Christian, pretty much for marketing reasons, but I say that if he's created by a couple of Jewish guys, then we need to get Supes a kippah, some latkes, and reacquaint him with his roots.

The League said...

Well, I am sure there are many who would agree with you.

Nathan said...

If you listen closely in Superman II, as Supes is saving that kid at Niagara Falls, you can hear an old woman in the crowd say "Of COURSE he's Jewish!"

The League said...

I had forgotten about that line! Classic.