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Disguised As Clark Kent Jews, Comics, And the Creation of the Superhero by Danny Fingeroth

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Published by Continuum International Publishing Group .
Written in

Subjects:

  • Comic book & cartoon art,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Jewish Studies,
  • Social Science,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Sociology,
  • Comics & Cartoons,
  • General,
  • History & Criticism,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Judaism - Kabbalah & Mysticism,
  • Sociology of Religion,
  • Biography,
  • Comic books, strips, etc.,
  • Heroes,
  • History and criticism,
  • Jewish cartoonists,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9887945M
ISBN 100826417671
ISBN 109780826417671

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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/5(10). Superman is back! But his return raises questions, including the most compelling: What will be the fate of the other Supermen? Clark Kent is found alive! -Publishers Weekly Annex, &, "Danny Fingeroth's Disguised as Clark Kent should be a key book for students of the superhero genre." --Peter Sanderson, Comics in Context #, Mention in Today's Books / Bookweek the A-List, "The analogy between superheroes and Jewishness is odd, considering they were created as potent symbols of America. "'Disguised As Clark Kent' (or DACK, as I like to call it) is a book that explores the fact that so many of the creators of the most well known superheroes were Americans from Eastern European Jewish backgrounds, usually the children of immigrants, or even immigrants themselves," Danny .

Get this from a library! Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, comics, and the creation of the superhero. [Danny Fingeroth] -- "Jewish identity is historically about the push and pull toward and away from that very identity. As immigrants with a history of persecution, Jews came to .   Buy Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero by Danny Fingeroth (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book /5(7). -Jewish Book World "Like a Yiddish theater play on the old Jewish Second Avenue, or like a really good comic book, Danny will make you laugh, cry and, best of all, he'll make you think."--From the foreword by Stan LeeIn Disguised as Clark Kent, Danny Fingeroth--a long-time executive in the comics business who wrote and edited Spider-Man as well. And Who, Disguised as Clark Kent by Stephen L. Brooks. Jules Feiffer, in my opinion, almost single-handedly started the nostalgia craze in the mid-sixties with his book The Great Comic Book contained an introduction and an afterword, but mostly it was a terrific reprint album of significant stories from what is termed the Golden Age of Comics.

'DISGUISED AS CLARK KENT: JEWS, COMICS AND THE CREATION OF THE SUPERHERO' Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! Oy, it's Superman? In the seminar ''Disguised as Clark Kent'' on Sunday, the author Danny Fingeroth will examine the origins of the creators behind some of the most famous and enduring comic-book characters. Mr. Fingeroth, who has written a book of the same title . Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero by Danny Fingeroth. Foreword by Stan Lee. Early life. Fingeroth was born in New York City, New York.. Career As a writer and editor. Fingeroth got his start in the comics business in as an assistant to Larry Lieber at Marvel Comics. At Marvel Comics in the s, he edited the Spider-Man titles as well as Marvel Team-Up and Ka-Zar.. As a writer, Fingeroth worked on Darkhawk, writing all 50 issues of the book between and Born: Septem New York City, New York, U.S.   This all combines to give the impression that Clark Kent is several inches shorter and way less buff than Superman. Furthermore, whenever he’s disguised as Kent, Superman almost always chooses to dress himself in a modest, but ultimately classy business suit to .