The book on the exhibition

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Jewish Museum Berlin will publish a full-color, illustrated catalogue. The themes addressed in the exhibition will be pursued in greater depth in seven texts. Thus you learn from Paul Buhle why Jewish authors and illustrators were so active in the world of comics, and from Jens Meinrenken about the ways American comic book heroes began defending themselves against Nazi opponents at an early date. Collector Alexander Braun recounts the history of “MAD” magazine and the EC Publishing Company, and Ole Frahm addresses the origins and current significance of the graphic novel. Andreas Platthaus introduces you to the underground “comix scene,” and cartoonist Trina Robbins reports on a minor revolution, namely women’s breakthrough into the male-dominated comic scene of the 1970s. Finally, Galit Gaon describes how comics and, in particular, “the Jewish dimensions of comics” have developed in Israel.

The book “Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis. The Jewish Dimension of Comic Art” has been sold out an is no longer available.
Length: 128 pages
Cost: 19,80 euros (sold-out)
ISBN: 978-3-9813045-1-0

Jewish Museum Berlin (ed.),
“Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis.
The Jewish Dimension of Comic Art”.
Berlin 2010.