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Audio: Michael Netzer: Lebanese Son, Comic Artist and Jewish Settler

Two Hour Special: Druze Batman & Superman artist becomes Jewish-Israeli super-hero creator.
9/1/2013, 4:19 AM

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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 though-provoking, talented man with a riveting life story.

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Courtesy Michael Netzer.

Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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