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Kevin Green

Prime (Kevin Green) is an overtly Jewish superhero introduced in comic books originally published by Malibu Comics. The character was created by Created by Bob Jacob, Gerard Jones and Len Strazewski and premiered in Prime #1, which was part of Malibu's Ultraverse imprint. The Malibu Comics line was purchased by Marvel Comics in 1994.


From: "Who's Jews in the Marvel & DC Universe?", posted on Orthodox Union website (OU.ORG - Your Gateway to the Jewish Internet), (http://www.ou.org/ncsy/projects/kp/5763/kpwint63/thing.htm; viewed 20 December 2005):

The Thing may be the heaviest hitter to announce his Jewish roots, but he's far from alone. There are plenty of fellow Israelites in tights to join him at the Seder table... There are others. Marvel also has a Golem, plus Prime,... Volcana, Legion and more.

From: "Jewish Heroes or Villians in Marvel Universe?" forum discussion, started 12 December 2005 on "Comic Book Resources" website (http://www.xmenindex.com/forums/comicbooks/t-97146.html; viewed 31 May 2007):

12-12-2005, 05:50 AM

Reading the " Black Panther thread" got me thinking. Are there any Jewish heroes or villians in the Marvel Universe?

12-12-2005, 09:21 AM

As far as other Marvel characters that haven't been brought up yet, we've skipped the first one, Izzy Cohen of the Howling Commandos, Achilles of the Pantheon, the original Sin-Eater, the Gaffer from SHIELD, despite the new-age hoo-haw, I'm guessing that Wiccan has at least Jewish roots, Dominic Fortune, Volcanna, the Two-Gun Kid, Iceman is non-practicing half-Jewish, Songbird, Cap's ex Bernie Rosenthal... and that's pretty much it off the top of my head. And a couple of those probably aren't very observant, if not practising altogether.

Oh, and if you count companies Marvel bought, Prime.

cesium salami
02-09-2006, 11:17 AM

re: ...if you count companies Marvel bought, Prime.

Are you talking about Optimus Prime? We know from Family Guy that OP is Jewish. ;)

Expletive Deleted
02-09-2006, 11:25 AM

Nope, this guy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_(comics)).

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