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Up, up, and oy vey! : how Jewish history, culture, and values shaped the comic book superhero

Author: Simcha Weinstein
Publisher: Fort Lee, NJ : Barricade Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While the Jewish contribution to film, theater, music, and comedy has been well documented, the Jewish role in the creation of the All-American superhero has not been--until now! From the brith of Krypton in Cleveland to Batman, the Hulk, Spider-Man,, the X-Men, and more, Up, Up, and Oy Vey! chronicles the uncanny story behind the origins of the planet's most famous superheroes"--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simcha Weinstein
ISBN: 9781569804001 1569804001
OCLC Number: 320188845
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. People of the (comic) book --
Superman : from Cleveland to Krypton --
Batman and the spirit : urban darkness --
Captain America : star-spangled salvation --
The Justice League of America : a (justice) league of their own --
Fantastic Four : "F" for dysfunctional --
The Incredible Hulk and Sabra : anger management --
Spider-Man : "wherever there's a hangup..." --
X-men : mutation generation --
Conclusion. Spiritual metaphors in spandex.
Other Titles: How Jewish history, culture, and values shaped the comic book superhero
Responsibility: Simcha Weinstein.

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"While the Jewish contribution to film, theater, music, and comedy has been well documented, the Jewish role in the creation of the All-American superhero has not been--until now! From the brith of Krypton in Cleveland to Batman, the Hulk, Spider-Man,, the X-Men, and more, Up, Up, and Oy Vey! chronicles the uncanny story behind the origins of the planet's most famous superheroes"--Back cover.

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