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Thursday, July 13, 2006

18 Reasons to Attend Comic-Con International (San Diego)

18 Reasons to Attend Comic-Con International (San Diego)

For info on the con, please go to http://www.comic-con/cci/

(1) Sunday afternoon panel on "The Jewish Side of Comics"
(a) JT Waldman (Megillat Esther)
(b) Rabbi Simcha Weinstein (Up Up and Oy Vey : How
Jewish History, Culture and Values Shaped the Comic
Book Superhero
(c) Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews,
Comics and the Creation of the Superhero
(d) Marv Wolfman (Homeland : The Illustrated History of the State of Israel)
(e) Steven M. Bergson (, moderator

(2) The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar is nominated for 3 Eisner awards (Friday night)

Guests will include :

(3) J. Michael Straczynski (Rising Stars #16 -
synopsis at ;
Spider-Man #502 - character sketch of Leo Zelinsky at

(4) Sergio Aragones (adaptation of "Jonah" in
Testament ; illustrator of Fanny Hillman : Memoirs of
a Jewish Madam

(5) Peter David (who infamously used the names of
seder plate items for aliens in a Star Trek novel and
wrote the stories for The Incredible Hulk #386-387 ;

(6) Ernie Colon (illustrator of Mendy and the Golem)

(7) Ben Raab (The Lost Tribe graphic novel, debuting
at the Comicon ; info with art at

(8) Judd Winnick (Caper miniseries - see

(9) Jimmy Palmiotti (writer on the series Monolith -

(10) Douglas Rushkoff (Testament - see

(11) Mark Evanier (wrote a "Crossfire" story involving a Holocaust survivor who tries to kill a suspected Nazi war criminal)

(12) Neal Adams (illustrator of "The Adventures of
Zimmerman" and "Son O' God", which appeared in the
pages of National Lampoon)

(13) Len Wein (writer of the golem story in Strange
#174 - see

(14) Paul Levitz (author of the 1-page 9/11 story
"Tradition" in DC Comics' 9-11 September 11th 2001 - see

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