Jews and Comic Books - References, Anyone? - Mo's Journal
Jews and Comic Books - References, Anyone?|
Read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. It draws lines directly from the shtetl and the Holocaust to the creation of the American super hero. Oh, executrix
wrote the same below.
I am also reminded of Cat Yronwode's lament in the early 80s that weren't enough Jewish super villains. "What, we're not smart enough?" she asked. It's also interesting to note that Magneto's Jewishness seems to come and go in his competing origins.
|Date:||March 3rd, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)|| |
That's three votes for Kavalier and Clay.
I did want to talk about Magneto being explicitly Jewish in the movie. I thought he was not in the comics - that his ethnicity was unstated for a long time and then when it was stated he was Romani. Is that wrong?
|Date:||March 3rd, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)|| |
Thanks so much! Very helpful.