Bonner Online-Bibliographie zur Comicforschung

WIKINDX Resources

Fingeroth, Danny: Disguised as Clark Kent. Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero. London, New York: Continuum, 2007. (183 S.) 
Added by: joachim (20 Jul 2009 01:33:40 UTC)   Last edited by: joachim (11 Nov 2009 17:45:51 UTC)
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0826417671
BibTeX citation key: Fingeroth2007
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: "Batman", "Superman", Judentum, Superheld, USA
Creators: Fingeroth
Publisher: Continuum (London, New York)
Views: 4/176
Views index: 3%
Popularity index: 0.75%
Attachments  
Abstract
In Disguised as Clark Kent, Danny Fingeroth—a long-time executive in the comics business who wrote and edited Spider-Man as well as other famous lines for Marvel—reflects on the phenomenon of the heavily Jewish elements that, consciously or not, went into the creation of the superhero.
Centering on questions of Jewish identity, which is historically about the push and pull toward and away from that very identity, Disguised as Clark Kent brings valuable insight into the fantasies that fuel our imaginations and entertainment industry, as well as many significant and often hidden aspects of our society.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Stan Lee
Introduction (My Country ‘tis of Me)
Chapter 1: Coming to Terms (What’s So Jewish About Superheroes, Anyway?)
Chapter 2: Superhero Genesis (Who He Is and How He Came to Be)
Chapter 3: A Stranger among Us (The Birth of Superman)
Chapter 4: A Great Multitude (Batman and Beyond)
Chapter 5: Doctor of Doom (Frederic Wertham’s Superhero Complex)
Chapter 6: Rebuilding the Temple (The Silver Age of Comics)
Chapter 7: Why Are These Heroes Different? (The Marvel Revolution)
Chapter 8: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself (The X-Men and the ’70s)
Chapter 9: As a Matter of Fact, I Am Jewish (The Modern Age)
Chapter 10: Unto the Next Generation (The Jewish Superhero Future)
Bibliography
Index
Added by: joachim  
wikindx 5.2.beta 1 ©2017 | Total resources: 10830 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Comicforschung-Bibliographie Stil (CFB) | Database queries: 53 | DB execution: 0.36273 secs | Script execution: 0.38356 secs