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Whistle, Gotham City's latest superhero, is Jewish

 

September 24, 2021

courtesy of DC, written by E. Lockhart, with art by Manuel Preitano, colors by Gabby Metzler and letters by ALW's Troy Peteri

Whistle, a.k.a. Willow Zimmerman, is DC Comics' first explicitly Jewish superhero in decades.

(JTA) - It turns out that Batman's hometown of Gotham City has a historically Jewish neighborhood, complete with a synagogue. And for this year's High Holidays, at least one masked superhero will be worshipping there. 

Her name is Whistle, a.k.a. Willow Zimmerman, and she's a Jewish superhero - DC Comics' first to be explicitly created as Jewish in 44 years. She's an activist-turned-masked-crusader who draws inspiration from Jewish teachings; she develops the ability to talk to dogs; and she's making her debut this month in "Whistle: A New Gotham City Superhero," a graphic novel geared to...



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