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From Krakow to Krypton : Jews and comic books

Author: Arie Kaplan
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Many of the creators of the most famous comic books, such as "Superman", "Spiderman", "X-Men", and "Batman", as well as the founders of "MAD Magazine", were Jewish. This title tells their stories and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arie Kaplan
ISBN: 9780827608436 0827608438
OCLC Number: 191207851
Description: xiv, 225 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: pt. 1: The Golden Age (1933-1955): the birth of the comics --
Famous funnies --
Leger and Reuths --
Supergolem --
Attack of the clones --
People of the (comic) book --
The spirit of the times --
The Leaden Age --
Why we fight --
New trends and innocent seducers --
pt. 2: The Silver Age (1956-1978): the growth and development of Jewish comics --
Super family values --
Broome makes a clean sweep --
Stan and Jack --
The superhero from Queens --
Courting the college crowd --
Outsider heroes --
Openly Jewish, openly heroic --
Kirby's fourth world --
Notes from the underground --
From novel graphics to graphic novels --
pt. 3: The Bronze Age (1979-the present): comics in the modern world --
From comix to graphix --
The Maus that art built --
A graphic approach to Jewish history --
The Martian Jew --
Children of the atom--and Eve --
Vertigo visions --
Up, up, and away--but where to?
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"In From Krakow to Krypton, Arie Kaplan threads together the disparate elements of comicdom--Jewish culture, geek culture, fandom, sci-fi, adolescent power fantasies, outsider art, and the New York Read more...

 
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