Michael Netzer: Lebanese son, comic artist, and Jewish settler

Druze Batman & Superman artist becomes Jewish-Israeli superhero creator.

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Michael Netzer
Michael Netzer

In the 1970s, Mike Nasser was an up-and-coming young comic book artist working for leading publishers DC and Marvel, drawing the adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and more. He spent much of his childhood in Lebanon, in the village of his Druze parents, before moving back to the US as he hit his teens.

How did the Lebanese Druze Mike Nasser become the Jewish-Israeli Michael Netzer?
Why did a successful comic book artist working for the major US publishers leave it all behind?
What was it like trailblazing in the fledgling Israeli comic book industry?
What is Superman's connection to Judaism?
What is Batman's connection to Islam?
What does creating comic books have to do with prophecy?
How can comic books change the world?

Tune in for a fascinating in-depth conversation with a thought-provoking, talented man who has a riveting life story.