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Noel Black

Manimal #1, featuring Jewish super-hero Noel Black, a Holocaust survivor. Cover shows concentration camp and Nazis

From: "Jewish Comics Exhibit Notes" webpage, last updated 5 December 2004 (http://www.geocities.com/hadassahfink/comicexhnotes.htm; viewed 4 July 2007):

Manimal #1
Holocaust survivor Noel Black takes vengeance out on Nazi war criminals. Noel's power to transform into a beastial creature came about as a result of Nazi experiments done to him in Dachau as a baby.

From: Steven M. Bergson, "Jewish Comics: A Select Bibliography" (http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/5756/JWISHC.HTM; viewed 4 July 2007):

Loubert, Deni. "Manimal" Manimal #1 (North Hollywood, CA: Renegade, 1985)

Snyder, Robin. Manimal #1 Jan. 1985 (Bellingham, WA: Renegade).
Noel Black, a Jewish child of Holocaust survivors who had undergone Nazi "experiments", seeks vengeance by killing Nazis who have moved to the U.S. using his ability to metamorphize into a bestial creature. Snyder seems to have a disdain for the exploitation of the Holocaust by the entertainment industry, which is discussed in an essay that follows the story.

From: Mikel Midnight, "The Jewish Supers List" (http://blaklion.best.vwh.net/jew.html; viewed 4 July 2007):

Renegade [publisher] . . Manimal [Jewish super-hero name]

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