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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

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Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

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April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

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April 4, 2014

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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Jewish World Review Jan. 18, 2006 / 18 Teves 5766

Comics legend still ‘Rock’-ing

By Bill Radford

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DC's iconic war hero returns today with the first of a six-issue Jewish-themed miniseries

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (KRT) Sgt. Rock and the men of Easy Company are back, courtesy of comics legend Joe Kubert.

Sgt. Frank Rock, DC Comics' premier war hero, has been around since the late 1950s. It has been nearly two decades since DC published regular World War II adventures featuring Rock, but the character continues to pop up every now and then.

A couple of years ago, Kubert illustrated "Sgt. Rock: Between Hell and a Hard Place," a graphic novel written by Brian Azzarello.

Now Kubert is handling both writing and art duties with "Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy," a six-issue miniseries from DC.

The first issue is scheduled to arrive in comic-book shops today.

"I felt I had been out of the mainstream of comics for so long, I'd like to let people know I'm still alive and that I can still do stuff on a regular basis," the 79-year-old Kubert said by phone from his art school in New Jersey.

The series is familiar territory for Kubert, who along with editor-writer Robert Kanigher is credited with the creation or development of key DC war heroes such as Sgt. Rock and Enemy Ace.

"It was just a real comfortable thing for me," he said of the new project.

"The Prophecy" finds Sgt. Rock and his men in Nazi-occupied Lithuania, assigned with retrieving a mysterious valuable object.

The "object" turns out to be a young rabbi.

The tale is inspired by the true story of a rabbi who was spirited to safety just before World War II so he could tell the world what was happening to the Jewish people under Adolf Hitler.

The rabbi in Kubert's tale is also believed to have an important message to share, but Easy Company finds he's not the easiest person to get along with.

"The character is a snotty kid," Kubert said.

Kubert's sons Adam and Andy, who have followed in their father's artistic footsteps and who signed exclusive agreements last year with DC, created alternate covers for the first issue of "Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy."

"It's one of the biggest thrills of my life," Kubert said of their involvement.

His sons have their studios at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, which Kubert founded in 1976.

"I see them virtually every day," he said.

Kubert's comicbook career has spanned nearly 70 years; he broke into the business at age 11 as an apprentice at a comics-production house.

He has been called a living legend — "a term that I think is really, really vastly overused," he said.

He declined to describe his art style, saying that is for others to judge.

But he did say he strives for a smooth transition from panel to panel and a clarity in storytelling.

That's a goal he believes many of today's comic-book artists neglect as they produce work that often is beautiful but perhaps too complex.

"I don't think there's enough concentration on what started the whole comic-book business," he said.

"And that is telling a story. Telling a story with pictures, telling a story so that it's clear, that's discernible, that's dramatic, so a reader can follow it.

"And I think too many times that doesn't happen."

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