Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman: The First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman
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Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman: The First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman

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Here is a kaleidoscopic analysis of Jewish humor as seen through "Funnyman," a little-known super-heroic invention by the creators of "Superman." Included are complete comic-book stories and daily and Sunday newspaper panels from Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's creative fiasco.

Siegel and Shuster, two Jewish teenagers from Cleveland, sold the rights to their amazing and asto...more
ebook, 185 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Feral House (first published 2010)
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Scott
The Thomas Andrae sections needed better proofreading and fact checking. Not only are there errors that a spell check should have caught, but he also says that Stan Lee's real name is "Stan Leibowitz"--any comics fan knows that his real name is Stanley Martin Lieber. The cover credits the book to Andrae and Gordon, which Goodreads ought to do as well.

This is not even close to a complete collection of Funnyman--it's a book about the publication history of Funnyman with sample pages and stories....more
Tanja Laden
After the success of their first creation, Superman, writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster tried to recreate the magic with Funnyman, the “first Jewish superhero.”

The failed endeavor is chronicled in a new book from Feral House, a collection of essays and images that also examines Superman’s roots in the Jewish storytelling tradition. The volume includes color reproductions of the 1948 Funnyman comic-book series, which openly referenced Jewish humor and coincided with the establishment of t...more
Josh Bayer
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The essays about the thick black morasse that jewish humor emerged from is brutal and fascinating and will make you feel smart.
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