06 March 2012

It's a BIRD or it's a PLANE? The Myth of Superman

In Simcha Weinstein’s book: “Up, Up and Oy Vey!”, a novel about superman and his Jewish connection in comic book comparative analysis of origins. Before you began reading this interesting analysis of superman and the connection to Jewish history, the most important relevant background is about the author the novel. In Simcha Weinstein’s profession he is an active leader in the Jewish faith, which is quite unusual because he is an Rabbi that write novels about comic book heroes. But not to get off track with the investigative blog about his book, Weinstein discusses some interesting topic that helps out his claim that superman is from creatively written off of Jewish biblical history. The creators of the Superman are no other than Jerry Siegel’s and Joe Shuster’s creative minds and mythology that they were taught when they were kids about the stories of Moses and Egyptians. In this character of superman was in the early known as a  bold move by Siegel and Shuster was thought of to be on the safe side comics in those eras of  Anti-Semitism America.

Michael L. Fleisher. (The Great Superman Book) 1978 Superman TM © DC Comics

In conclusion, Simcha Weinstein’s novel about Superman is interesting yet provocative to the readers mind to relate the man of mystery to modern day retelling of biology. Its interesting that in Weinstein book on the chapter on Superman: From Cleveland To Krypton has many valid points on the origins of the Superman to modern times. Another point in this chapter is the Yiddish words used in the early comics strips like for example superman krypton name of  “Kal El” and in that meaning of relevance is that “El” is one of the ancient names for God. So to conclude my blog I have to agree with Weinstein and his comparison explaining that Superman is the telling of many stories in Hebrew Bible all in one comic book hero and that the importance roles that certain Jewish individuals influence many of the early comics book heroes.

1 comment:

  1. Late!

    This summary's a little short. And how does it relate to another text we've read?