10 April 2012

Jews in Comic Books


Kaplan, Arie. "Jews in Comic Books: How American Jews Created The Comic Book Industry."                 MyJewishLearning. 9 April. 2012 http://www.myjewishlearning.com.

This web article by Arie Kaplan is very helpful for my research paper as it briefly analyzes how the Jewish people were able to suceed in comics as well as how many characters are influenced by their tradition. My research topic is on how comics have been used to retell stories and also why comic creators choose to do this. Jews in Comic Books discusses how throughout time comic books have been controlled by Jewish people and how the Jewish tradition can be reflected by the superheroes they create. Arie Kaplan also gives a few examples of several superheroes who show Jewish influnce like Capitan America, The Fantastic Four, and the X-Men.

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