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From Krakow To Krypton

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9780827610439
Genre : Art
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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, such as Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD Magazine, were Jewish. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books 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. It is a visually stunning and exhilarating history.
Category: Art

Superman And The Bible

Author : Nicholaus Pumphrey
ISBN : 9781476633886
Genre : Religion
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In 1938, Superman debuted, jumping off the pages of Action Comics #1. In the cultural context of the Great Depression and World War II, the U.S. would see the rise of the superhero not only in comic books but in radio programs, animated cartoons and television shows. Superman forever changed one’s concept of the hero and became permanently engrained in both American and worldwide culture. This study explores the Man of Steel’s narrative as a fresh perspective on readings of the Bible—his character is reflected in such figures as Moses, Samson and Jesus. The author argues that if we read the Bible it can be said we are reading about Superman.
Category: Religion

Re Constructing The Man Of Steel

Author : Martin Lund
ISBN : 9783319429601
Genre : Social Science
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In this book, Martin Lund challenges contemporary claims about the original Superman’s supposed Jewishness and offers a critical re-reading of the earliest Superman comics. Engaging in critical dialogue with extant writing on the subject, Lund argues that much of recent popular and scholarly writing on Superman as a Jewish character is a product of the ethnic revival, rather than critical investigations of the past, and as such does not stand up to historical scrutiny. In place of these readings, this book offers a new understanding of the Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the mid-1930s, presenting him as an authentically Jewish American character in his own time, for good and ill. On the way to this conclusion, this book questions many popular claims about Superman, including that he is a golem, a Moses-figure, or has a Hebrew name. In place of such notions, Lund offers contextual readings of Superman as he first appeared, touching on, among other ideas, Jewish American affinities with the Roosevelt White House, the whitening effects of popular culture, Jewish gender stereotypes, and the struggles faced by Jewish Americans during the historical peak of American anti-Semitism. In this book, Lund makes a call to stem the diffusion of myth into accepted truth, stressing the importance of contextualizing the Jewish heritage of the creators of Superman. By critically taking into account historical understandings of Jewishness and the comics’ creative contexts, this book challenges reigning assumptions about Superman and other superheroes’ cultural roles, not only for the benefit of Jewish studies, but for American, Cultural, and Comics studies as a whole.
Category: Social Science

Doppelgangers Alter Egos And Mirror Images In Western Art 1840 2010

Author : Mary D. Edwards
ISBN : 9781476669298
Genre : Art
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The notion of a person--or even an object--having a "double" has been explored in the visual arts for ages, and in myriad ways: portraying the body and its soul, a woman gazing at her reflection in a pool, or a man overwhelmed by his own shadow. In this edited collection focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century western art, scholars analyze doppelgangers, alter egos, mirror images, double portraits and other pairings, human and otherwise, appearing in a large variety of artistic media. Artists whose works are discussed at length include Richard Dadd, Salvador Dali, Egon Schiele, Frida Kahlo, the creators of Superman, and Nicola Costantino, among many others.
Category: Art

Dating And Relationships

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9781448855230
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the importance of social relationships in male adolescence, such as friendship, family relationships, and dating.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

American Pop

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9781512456493
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Throbbing disco beats boom at the club. Crowds move to the lively beat of dance pop hits. Fans scream and cheer for teen idols. These are the sounds of pop. After Elvis hit the scene in the 1950s, a distinct youth taste in popular music began to emerge. The sound of pop music has varied greatly in the decades since Elvis, ranging from rock to disco to boy bands to dance pop. But all pop music is defined by catchy melodies and a broad appeal to teens. Find out how it all began. Learn about MTV's role in shaping pop music. Discover the stories of bubblegum pop groups, family bands, dance-pop idols, and disco sensations. And read more about legends such as Paul Anka, Madonna, the Jackson Five, and Katy Perry.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Wild World Of Gaming Culture

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9781512452143
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Just how dedicated can gamers be? Video games inspire people to write fan fiction, draw characters, and even dress up in costume to act out video game scenes. Read this book and dive into gaming culture. Whether you like to read comics, write stories, perform in plays, make music, create movies, or dress up in wacky outfits, video gaming culture has got something for everyone!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Golden Girls Sticker Art Puzzles

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 1645174271
Genre : Games & Activities
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Get to know the Golden Girls in this collection of 15 sticker art puzzles! Each sticker jigsaw puzzle uses more than 100 removable stickers to complete full-color images of these famous sassy seniors! An answer key and numbering on the stickers helps out if you have trouble, and each puzzle offers a bit of trivia about the characters. Puzzles keep the brain challenged and are fun for all ages!
Category: Games & Activities

New Voices

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213196087
Genre : Jewish college students
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Category: Jewish college students

The Awesome Inner Workings Of Video Games

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9781512452044
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Gamers, beware—your video games can think for themselves! Ever wondered what's inside the plastic of your video game console but don't want to crack it open to find out? Crack open this book instead! You'll learn what computer code looks like, how a game console's "brain" makes decisions, and how its memory allows you to return to play each day without starting from scratch.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Crazy Careers Of Video Game Designers

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9781512457902
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! You might think that working in the video game industry is all fun and, well...games. Jobs like combat designer and animator sound pretty exciting. But do you know what it really takes to do one of these jobs? Do you have the skills? The knowledge? Are you ready to work hard? Game designers create the images, sounds, and action that gamers enjoy. Find out if you can handle a job in this fast-paced industry.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Brain Boosting Benefits Of Gaming

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9781512452082
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Has anyone ever told you gamers out there that your time would be better spent studying? Well, don't let go of that joystick just yet! Turns out, advancing to that next level of Super Mario Brothers has a similar effect on your brain as getting an A on your spelling test. Video games have been successful at training elite groups in the U.S. military and future doctors. Discover how they can help boost your brain power too!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Biggest Names Of Video Games

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9781512457889
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Collecting bugs, drawing cartoons, writing plays, studying robotics—these are just some of the hobbies that inspired the creation of video games such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda. Who are these men and women who helped launch the gaming industry from private computer labs to widely available popular entertainment? Read this book to find out who and what inspired your favorite video games!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Inventing Jewish Ritual

Author : Vanessa L. Ochs
ISBN : 0827608349
Genre : Social Science
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Vanessa Ochs invites her readers to explore how Jewish practice can be more meaningful through renewing, reshaping, and even creating new rituals, such as naming ceremonies for welcoming baby girls, healing services, Miriam’s cup, mitzvah days, egalitarian wedding practices, and commitment ceremonies. We think of rituals—the patterned ways of doing things that have shared and often multiple meanings— as being steeped in tradition and therefore unalterable. But rituals have always been reinvented. When we perform ancient rituals in a particular place and time they are no longer quite the same rituals they once were. Each is a debut, an innovation: this Sabbath meal, this Passover seder, this wedding—firsts in their own unique ways. In the last 30 years there has been a surge of interest in reinventing ritual, in what is called minhag America. Ochs describes the range and diversity of interest in this Jewish American experience and examines how it reflects tradition as it revives Jewish culture and faith. And she shows us how to create our own ritual objects, sacred spaces, ceremonies, and liturgies that can be paths to greater personal connection with history and with holiness: baby-naming ceremonies for girls, divorce rituals, Shabbat practices, homemade haggadahs, ritual baths, healing services. Through these and more, we see that American Judaism is a dynamic cultural process very much open to change and a source of great personal and communal meaning. The ceramic “Tree of Life” spice container that appears on the cover of Inventing Jewish Ritual is by Susan Garson of Garson and Pakele Studios, www.garsonpakele.com
Category: Social Science

The Epic Evolution Of Video Games

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9781512452129
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Have you ever wondered what video games would be like if they never changed? The first games were little more than bouncing dots on a plain screen. Modern games include astonishing action, realistic environments, and epic story lines. Take a look at how video games have evolved over the years, and learn about the kinds of games we might be playing in the future.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Swamped By Croc Dc Super Heroes Batman

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 0593303687
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Batman(TM) wrestles with the villain Croc in this action-packed storybook with stickers! Batman follows the criminal Croc into the dark waters of the Gotham City swamp-but will the swamp's quicksand prove to be as deadly as his foe? Young Batman and DC Super Hero fans will love the action as their favorite super hero battles the monstrous villain in this full-color storybook that features more than 30 stickers!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Loki

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 0593304241
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Loki, god of mischief, pranks big brother Thor in this Little Golden Book! In Asgard and beyond, Thor's brother Loki is the master of mischief and loves pulling pranks with his mystical powers of illusion. This Little Golden Book about everyone's favorite Marvel Avengers villain is perfect for boys and girls ages 2 to 5 and fans and collectors of all ages! Just in time for the new series premiering on Disney+ in spring 2021.
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Harley At Bat Dc Super Heroes Batman

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 0593128036
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger."
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Despicable Me Little Golden Book

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9781524771645
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Illumination's Despicable Me--now retold in a classic Little Golden Book! Meet the world's most notorious super-villain, Gru, his mischievous Minions, and the three little girls who turn him from superbad to Super Dad in this Little Golden Book based on the hit movie Despicable Me. Packed with heart, humor, and action, it's perfect for boys and girls ages 3 to 5--and fans of all ages!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Threat Of Thanos Marvel Avengers

Author : Arie Kaplan
ISBN : 9781524768577
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Iron Man, Wasp, Thor and Black Panther—members of Marvel's Avengers--take on a cosmic bad guy in this all-new action-packed Little Golden Book! Iron Man, Wasp, Thor and Black Panther—members of Marvel's Avengers—team up to take on a threat to the entire galaxy in this out-of-this-world adventure! Little Golden Books are a great way to introduce kids to all the heroes in the Marvel Universe.
Category: Juvenile Fiction