Alter Ego: Kevin Green
Other Names: Spider-Prime
First Appearance: Prime (vol. 1) #1 (June 1993): "Prime Time!"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 116
Enemy of: Primevil
From: "Jewish Heroes or villains in Marvel Universe?" forum discussion, started 12 December 2005 on the 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 villains 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.
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. ;)
02-09-2006, 11:25 AM
Nope, this guy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_(comics)).
From: "Who's Jews in the Marvel & DC Universe?", 20 December 2005 on the Orthodox Union (OU.ORG - Your Gateway to the Jewish Internet) website (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.
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