From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books by Arie Kaplan
Arie Kaplan's new and fascinating look at the history of comics books.
Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or “Comix”) movement of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Many of the creators of the most famous comic books, including Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD Magazine, were Jewish.
From Krakow to Krypton tells their stories and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole. Over-sized and in full color, From Krakow to Krypton is filled with sidebars, cartoon bubbles, comic book graphics, original design sketches, and photographs. The book features original interviews with legendary figures such as Will Eisner, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Al Jaffee, Neil Gaiman, Jerry Robinson, and Art Spiegelman, giving fans an inside look at the people behind the stories. It is a visually stunning and exhilarating history.
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