Q. F. Azeem posts an interesting secret regarding the man of steel over in the Jewish/Judaism/Jew forum. Apparently Superman has jewish roots, at least in parable form which leads to some humorous (yet enlightening) discussion in the kosher community.
Daniel: [...] Even his Kryptonian name is Hebrew! (I wonder how they'd call him up for an aliyah? "Yaamod, Kalel ben Jorel...")
Milt: The facts of Superman's origins began in the fertile minds of 2 Jewish art students in the 1930s, Joe Shuster and Jerry Seigal, as a reaction to the threat to the Jews in Europe during the rising Hitler era in Germany. [...]
The Kryptonian names were not particularly Jewish unless there was an inside joke by the authors/illustrators. My own guess is that the names were "accidentally" Hebraic because the two originators were not that long before, Bar Mitzvah boys.
Carlos: In fact, not only Supermen... the guy whom created Marvel Comics, Mr. Stan Lee, is jew... so, the major part of the superheroes are from jewish genetic origin...
That last point is interesting because in X-men Stan Lee briefly goes over Magneto's (who is a super villain) jewish roots (plus many others).
Are the people of the book also the people of the comic books? If so, then that means all of my child hood hero's were kosher. That probably explains why I love falafels so much.