I am looking for comic books or graphic novels which depict orthodox Judaism, and teach torah lessons. I am aware of Rabbi Wein's books which are more historical, I'm looking for something that is more super-hero-esque, something that is geared to appeal to an American 10 year old. Does such a thing exist?

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    Mendy and the Golem?
    – rosends
    Dec 8, 2014 at 17:02
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    Not on Gershon's list but enjoyable (teen Orthodox girl hero): Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword. (There's also a sequel.) Dec 8, 2014 at 17:26
  • There's an old one called Shaloman, who is basically a Jewish Superman. I don't remember precisely how frum it is, but it's definitely based around Jewish storylines. There are some online places that still sell it (e.g.)
    – HodofHod
    Dec 9, 2014 at 20:08

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Yes. Here is a page from Eichlers full of Jewish comic books

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    That "Escape from Seville" seems like it would be right up your 10 year-old's alley and I wanted to buy it for my son, but be warned: based on a comment here you would also need part two and another 20 bucks to complete the story.
    – Mike
    Dec 9, 2014 at 3:43

See here for a relatively new series that depicts the stories in Nach replete with midrashic explanations and insights. Great art, with actual pesukim and their accompanying translation to keep the narrative flow. I have the first book they put out (full disclosure: I got it for myself; my kids were an afterthought) and was very taken by it.


There a few that I know of.

Rashi HaKadosh: A Light After the Dark Ages

Rambam: The Story of Maimonides

Shmuel HaNagid: A Tale of the Golden Age - Book 1 (Book 2 is out there I just can't find a link right now.)

Rashi and Rambam are by Rabbi Berel Wein; Shmuel HaNagid is by Aryeh Mahr. They are great books and are good for introducing the biographies of these sages.

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