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At first Jewish Comic Con, artists and geeks revel in tradition

BEN SALES | JTA News & Features | Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 4:11 pm

NEW YORK — After Brett Parker’s great-grandfather fled the pogroms in Europe and came to the United States, he opened a drug store where he sold comic books.

Each week he would give his grandson, Parker’s father, five comic books to take home. Growing up during the early years of Superman instilled in Parker’s dad a lifelong love of comics — many of them written by Jews — that he passed on to his son.

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