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By Arie Kaplan

Jews created the 1st comedian booklet, the 1st photo novel, the 1st comedian e-book conference, the 1st comedian e-book strong point shop, and so they helped create the underground comics (or “Comix”) stream of the overdue ‘60s and early ‘70s. a number of the creators of the main well-known comedian books, comparable to Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, in addition to the founders of MAD magazine, have been Jewish. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and comedian Books tells their tales and demonstrates how they introduced a uniquely Jewish viewpoint to their paintings and to the comics as an entire. Over-sized and in complete colour, From Krakow to Krypton is stuffed with sidebars, comic strip bubbles, comedian booklet pics, unique layout sketches, and images. it's a visually gorgeous and exhilarating historical past.

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Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x xiv half One: The Golden Age (1933–1955) The delivery of the Comics bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy 1: well-known Funnies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2: Leger and Reuths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three: Supergolem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four: assault of the Clones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . five: humans of the (Comic) booklet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6: The Spirit of the days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7: The Leaden Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight: Why We struggle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nine: New traits and blameless Seducers . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 nine 21 26 32 forty four fifty eight sixty three half : The Silver Age (1956–1978) the expansion and improvement of Jewish Comics bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy 10: tremendous kin Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eleven: Broome Makes a fresh Sweep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12: Stan and Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . thirteen: The Superhero from Queens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14: relationship the school Crowd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15: Outsider Heroes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixteen: overtly Jewish, brazenly Heroic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17: Kirby’s Fourth global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18: Notes from the Underground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19: From Novel pix to image Novels . . . . . . . eighty four 87 ninety two a hundred and one 107 111 116 126 137 151 half 3: THe Bronze Age (1979–the current) Comics within the glossy international bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy 20: From Comix to Graphix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21: The Maus That paintings equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22: A image method of Jewish heritage . . . . . . . . 23: The Martian Jew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24: teenagers of the Atom … And Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25: Vertigo Visions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26: Up, Up, And Away… yet the place To? . . . . . . . . . . 162 171 176 188 196 203 206 Comics background Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 216 ix x FROM KRAKOW TO KRYPTON: JEWS AND comedian BOOKS Forward xi xii FROM KRAKOW TO KRYPTON: JEWS AND comedian BOOKS Forward xiii introduction Jews and comedian books. A curious subject. One wouldn’t staff the 2 matters jointly as without difficulty as, say, Jews and comedy or African american citizens and hip-hop. yet there it really is. these within the recognize detect that Jews virtually single-handedly equipped the comic-book from the floor up. and that i may still understand. For the prior 5 years, I’ve immersed myself during this subject. In 2002, i used to be approached by means of one in all my freelance consumers to put in writing a sequence on Jews in comedian books. I’d been writing for MAD journal for 2 years, and it sounds as if i used to be the fellow to jot down this sequence. in any case, MAD began in 1952 as a comic released via EC Comics. EC was a flourishing line of comics released by way of invoice Gaines, who took over from his father, Max Gaines. And Max invented the comedian booklet. Invented it. So, via advantage of my being a MAD author, I’m sure to this heritage. Makes you think that. take into account that, I took my quest heavily. the 1st individual I interviewed was once my MAD colleague Al Jaffee, he of the “MAD Fold-In” and “Snappy solutions to silly Questions.

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