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By Arie Kaplan

Jews created the 1st comedian e-book, the 1st photo novel, the 1st comedian publication conference, the 1st comedian ebook uniqueness shop, they usually helped create the underground comics (or “Comix”) stream of the past due ‘60s and early ‘70s. a number of the creators of the main well-known comedian books, reminiscent of 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 point of view 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 publication photographs, unique layout sketches, and images. it's a visually beautiful and exhilarating background.

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Nine: New developments 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: large kin Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eleven: Broome Makes a fresh Sweep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12: Stan and Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . thirteen: The Superhero from Queens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14: dating the varsity Crowd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15: Outsider Heroes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixteen: overtly Jewish, overtly Heroic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17: Kirby’s Fourth global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18: Notes from the Underground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19: From Novel photographs to photograph 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 smooth global bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy bankruptcy 20: From Comix to Graphix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21: The Maus That paintings equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22: A photograph method of Jewish heritage . . . . . . . . 23: The Martian Jew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24: kids 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 team the 2 matters jointly as simply as, say, Jews and comedy or African americans and hip-hop. yet there it's. these within the comprehend discover that Jews nearly single-handedly outfitted the comic-book from the floor up. and that i should still comprehend. For the previous 5 years, I’ve immersed myself during this subject. In 2002, i used to be approached by way of one in every of my freelance consumers to write down 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 man to put in writing this sequence. finally, MAD began in 1952 as a comic released through EC Comics. EC was a flourishing line of comics released by means of invoice Gaines, who took over from his father, Max Gaines. And Max invented the comedian e-book. Invented it. So, via advantage of my being a MAD author, I’m sure to this historical past. Makes you're thinking that. understand 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. ” seems that not just is Al an grand interview topic, he’s additionally the Zelig of comics. He understands all people! “You be aware of who you might want to interview subsequent? ” he requested. “Will Eisner. wish his mobile quantity? ” I nodded dumbly, surprised that he used to be simply giving me the telephone variety of Will Eisner, the daddy of the fashionable photo novel. each marquee identify in comics—Stan Lee, Joe Kubert, Jerry Robinson—has a few connection to Al Jaffee. His identify spread out loads of doorways, and for that I’m endlessly thankful.

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