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Kaplan, Arie: From Krakow to Krypton. Jews and Comic Books. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2008. (225 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780827608436
BibTeX citation key: Kaplan2008
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Maus", "Superman", Anthropomorphismus, Judentum, Kirby. Jack, Lee. Stan, Spiegelman. Art, Superheld, USA
Creators: Kaplan
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society (Philadelphia)
Abstract
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 demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole.

Table of Contents

Harvey Pekar: Foreword (x)
Introduction (xiv)

I. The Golden Age (1933–1955): The Birth of the Comics
1. Famous Funnies (2)
2. Leger and Reuths (6)
3. Supergolem (9)
4. Attack of the Clones (21)
5. People of the (Comic) Book (26)
6. The Spirit of the Times (32)
7. The Leaden Age (44)
8. Why We Fight (58)
9. New Trends and Innocent Seducers (63)

II. The Silver Age (1956–1978): The Growth and Development of Jewish Comics
10. Super Family Values (84)
11. Broome Makes a Clean Sweep (87)
12. Stan and Jack (92)
13. The Superhero from Queens (101)
14. Courting the College Crowd (107)
15. Outsider Heroes (111)
16. Openly Jewish, Openly Heroic (116)
17. Kirby’s Fourth World (126)
18. Notes from the Underground (137)
19. From Novel Graphics to Graphic Novels (151)

III. The Bronze Age (1979–the Present): Comics in the Modern World
20. From Comix to Graphix (162)
21. The Maus that Art Built (171)
22. A Graphic Approach to Jewish History (176)
23. The Martian Jew (188)
24. Children of the Atom … And Eve (196)
25. Vertigo Visions (203)
26. Up, up, and Away … But Where To? (206)

Comics History Timeline (212)
Bibliography (216)


  
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