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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 : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or "Comix") movement of the late '60s and early '70s. 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. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arie Kaplan
ISBN: 9780827608436 0827608438
OCLC Number: 191207851
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (American Jewish Studies) 2008
Description: xv, 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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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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"A new and fascinating look at the history of comic books . . . you really don't have to be Jewish to thoroughly enjoy this trip down comic book memory lane."-Al Jaffee, long-time MAD Magazine Read more...

 
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