Posted by: gruvenreuven | February 28, 2011

More Jewish MARVELS

Referring to yesterday’s blog post, It’s A Jewish Thing, a friend of mine on twitter asked “when do we get a gay Jewish super hero?”.

Ah, my friend… Marvel is already one step ahead of you!

In the “Avengers: The Children’s Crusade”, Billy Kaplan (Aka Wiccan) states he is gay and Jewish. (issue #3) As the term “Wiccan” is clearly Avoda Zorah, it’s appears as if ol’ Billy clearly fell off the Derech.

We also know the Scarlet Witch is Billy’s mother, and her birth name is Wanda Maximoff. The Scarlet Witch is also reported to be another Jewish Super Hero (with an Avoah Zorah name). In Issue #1 of “Avengers: The Children’s Crusade”, we learn that Wanda is the granddaughter of Magneto (Who was born Max Eisenhardt. Max’s origin is that of a Jewish Holocaust survivor whose actions as a X-Men villain is driven by the purpose of protecting the mutant race from suffering a similar fate)

In the below panel, interesting is the text “I’m the son you thought was dead, but whose soul migrated into the body of a gay Jewish avenger”.

Now the origin of that statement is that the Scarlet Witch was so desperate to have children that she used her reality warping powers to create twin sons out of fragments of the soul of Mephisto. When the boys’ souls were reabsorbed into Mephisto, because of the power Wanda put into the soul fragments, they destroyed him and their souls were reincarnated as Thomas Shepherd, the Young Avenger Speed, and Billy.

Oy, what a bunch of Mishugas!! Sounds like Marvel Chassidus. One thing is for sure… The Marvel Universe is in desperate need of a shliach to do a
little Kiruv work.



  1. These last two posts add another dimension to comic books that I had failed to see previously. Thank you for sharing both of your passions in these blog posts!

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