Source Point Press announces Maggid Comics, a new Jewish imprint

Source Point Press has announced a new imprint called Maggid Comics, which highlights Jewish writers and stories from a Jewish perspective. The first title from Maggid is an archaeological adventure series with a mystery twist: Ben Mortara and the Thieves of the Golden Table. It’s hitting comic retailers’ shelves March 22nd, 2023.

The history of American comic books is filled with Jewish creators who built the foundation of American comics. From Harvey Kurtzman with Mad Magazine, to Martin Goodman and Timely Comics, or Harry Donenfeld at DC Comics, to Joe Simon and Jack Kirby creating Captain America. Jewish creators are a huge part of the comic book history, but Source Point Press felt there’s been a huge lack of Jewish characters, or representations of Jewish culture, traditions, faith, etc. That is how Maggid Comics was born. 

It feels like a disservice to the numerous Jewish creators working in comics today to not get to tell stories from a Jewish perspective, and a disservice to the history of the industry.

Written by screenwriter and filmmaker Arnon Z. Shorr, with art by Kat Baumann, Ben Mortara and the Thieves of the Golden Table is packed with action and mystery as Professor Ben Mortara embarks on yet another globe-trotting archaeological adventure! In the first issue, soliciting to stores currently via Diamond Comic Distributors and Lunar Distribution, Ben is presented with a career-defining opportunity to solve the mystery of the Map of Solomon – a magical map that reveals the location of a powerful treasure. Ben is accompanied by Salman, his mysterious benefactor’s trusty and resourceful assistant. Together, they explore ancient places and secret chambers in search of the map, staying one step ahead of the many forces that seek the treasure (and its power) for themselves.

Ben Mortara and the Thieves of the Golden Table