Prime (Kevin Green)

The Religious Affiliation of
Kevin Green

Religion: Jewish CBR Scale: S

Name: Prime

Alter Ego: Kevin Green

Other Names: Spider-Prime

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Malibu Marvel

First Appearance: Prime (vol. 1) #1 (June 1993): "Prime Time!"

Creators: Gerard Jones, Len Strazewski, Norm Breyfogle

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 116

Teams/Affiliations: Gross Babies; UltraForce

Enemy of: Primevil

Race: white

Gender: male

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From: "Jewish Heroes or villains in Marvel Universe?" forum discussion, started 12 December 2005 on the Comic Book Resources website (; 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.

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 (

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 (; 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.

This character is in the following 75 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Black September Preview Book (Sep. 1995)
Break-Thru #1 (Dec. 1993): "Break-Thru: Part One"
Firearm #5 (Jan. 1993): "Origin" (lead character)
Godwheel Preview (1994)
normalman - Megaton Man #1 (Aug. 1994): "Lest No Bridge Be Unburned" (cameo)
Power of Prime
Prime (vol. 1) #1/2 (Apr. 1994): "Confessions" (lead character)
Prime / Captain America #1 (Mar. 1996): "Accept No Substitutes" (lead character)
Prime Month Ashcan (Aug. 1994) (lead character)
Prime Time: A Prime Collection
Prime Versus the Incredible Hulk #0 (July 1995): "Monsters of Manhattan" (lead character)
The Strangers #13 (June 1994): "Anatomy of a Hero: Part 2" (lead character)
Ultraforce / Avengers #1 (Fall 1995): "Becoming More Like God"
Ultraforce / Avengers Prelude #1 (July 1995): "The Swords Are Drawn..."
Ultraverse Premiere (Nov. 1993): "Primal Appearance" (lead character)

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