"Maccabee Lady: Hatikva (Hope)" is a comic book about an Israeli superhero. It is a graphic novel collection of seven stories. The artwork and writing are done by Richard Stockton College Student Josh Goldstein, a history major. Josh Goldstein has an Associate of Arts in History from Burlington County College (BCC). He is a published author of a science fiction book "Zayin" available on Amazon.com and in bookstores in some locations. Josh Goldstein has also published four independent comic books. Readers at least 12-years-old are the intended audience. If you like superheroes, large explosions and great artwork, you will fall in love with this novel! The first story is called Rebirth, the Origin Story. The origin of Maccabee Lady revolves around a beautiful Israeli Defense Force (IDF) nurse named Lt. Sophia Kellman from Tel Aviv-Yafo. She has several dreams about a mysterious capped woman and the burning bush. This causes Sophia Kellman to travel to the mysterious Mt. Matza in Egypt's age-old Sinai Desert region. Kellman was struck by a thunderbolt, and this turns her into Maccabee Lady, a super powered shoftim (or judge) who defends the state of Israel. Maccabee Lady's new powers include super strength, enhanced fighting ability, and invulnerability. She also has the fighting experience of the ancient Israelite warriors in an energy blast called "the Hashem Wave." It contains the combined fighting power of the Biblical Warriors Moses, Joshua, and Deborah in a gigantic energy blast. She is not only a superhero that fights to defend the state of Israel and defend historic Jewish values, but also to defend the world from evil people like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the Political leader of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah. They threaten the peace between the countries of Israel and Lebanon and peace around the world. The second story is called Mkab. In the Mkab story, an archeologist is transformed by a magic ring he finds into the mutant called Mkab. Mkab mortally wounds the world's greatest superhero named Dreadnaught. Mkab turns the Allied Powers into a superpower army. They take over Mexico and Central America. Mkab starts a new Atec-like fascist regime. President George W. Bush nukes Mexico City. Macabee Lady fights Mkab in outer space. The spirit of Dreadnaught assists Macabee Lady, and they defeat Mkab. There are five additional stories in the graphic novel which involve the superhero activities of Maccabee Lady - Free Gilad, Nuclear Crisis, Lulov, The Web of Akavesha, and Prime Minister. Maccabee Lady ends with a Gallery Of Covers. To sum it all up, Maccabee Lady is for people who love Israel and who love a good superhero fight. Throughout history, Jews have faced many odds and adversaries. Some of them, for example, the Ancient Egyptians, the Philistines, the Seleucids, and the Nazis, tried throughout history to eliminate the Jewish people, seize their territory, militarily defeat them, and see them assimilated, or eliminated. Their right to exist has been challenged again and again. Again and again, people like Sophia Kellman have defended the Jewish people from those who wanted to bring harm to them. People like Hitler or Antiochus Epiphanes IV, ruler of the 1st Century Seleucid Empire and nemesis of the Maccabee Rebels, wished to eradicate them, culturally erase them, or assimilate them.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.35(d)|
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