Jewish Scifi and Fantasy

Valerie Estelle Frankel is the editor of the Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy series for Lexington Press. Submissions of scholarly books about Jewish science fiction and fantasy are welcome. In addition, she’s collecting essays for two anthologies, focusing on Jewish fantasy from minority voices and Jewish fandom.

Valerie’s Chelm for the Holidays was a 2019 PJ Our Way PJ Library book.

Valerie is also writing a massive series analyzing and exploring ALL of Jewish science fiction and fantasy. Book one, Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy through 1945: Immigrants in the Golden Age will be published soon.

The number of Jewish sf and f novels and short stories is truly enormous. Steven H. Silver has compiled them at  

There’s also a long crowdsourced goodreads list:

Watch panels on Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy: Nasfic 2020

Also, check out my Peoples of the Futuristic Book panel (among many others) at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.


Adams, Neal, Rafael Medoff, and Craig Yoe, editors. We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust. IDW/Yoe Books, 2018.

Bendis, Brian Michael (w) and Stuart Immonen (p). “Crossroads.” The Uncanny X-Men #274. Marvel, Mar. 1991.

–. All-New X-Men #13 Marvel, June 2013.

Bennett, Marguerite (w) and Mirka Andolfo, Sandy Jarrell (p). “The Battle of Berlin.” DC Bombshells #17. DC Comics, Nov. 2016.

Bergson, Steven M., editor. Jewish Comix Anthology: Volume 1: A Collection of Tales, Stories and Myths Told and Retold in Comic Book Format. AH Comics, 2014. 

Bogavove, Jon and Louise Simonson. Man of Steel #80–82. DC Comics, 1998.

Brandstein, Matt (w) and Ernie Colón (p). Mendy and the Golem #4 “Meltdown.” The Golem Factory, Jan. 2004.

Bunn, Cullen and Roland Boschi. “The Impossible Enemy.” The Merry X-Men Holiday Special. Marvel, Dec. 2018.

Chaykin, Howard. Dominic Fortune: It Can Happen Here and Now. Max, 2010.

Claremont, Chris (w) and Bill Sienkiewicz (p). “The Only Thing to Fear…” New Mutants #25. Marvel, Feb. 1985.

–. “Blood Feud.” Uncanny X-Men Annual Vol 1. Marvel, Nov. 1982.

Claremont, Chris (a) and Brent Eric Anderson (p). X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills. Marvel, Aug. 1994.

Claremont, Chris (w) and Dave Cockrum and Bob Wiacek (p). “Gold Rush!” The Uncanny X-Men #161. Marvel, Sept 1982.

Claremont, Chris (w) and Dave Cockrum (p). “I, Magneto.” Uncanny X- Men #150. Marvel, Oct. 1981,

Claremont, Chris (w) and George Evans (p). “The Duty of a Man.” War Is Hell #14. Marvel, Aug 1975.

Claremont, Chris (w) and John Byrne and Terry Austin (p). “Days of Future Past.” Uncanny X-Men #141-142. Marvel Comics, Jan-Feb. 1980.

Claremont, Chris (w) and John Romita Jr. (p). “The Morning After.” Uncanny X-Men #210. Marvel, Oct. 1986.

Claremont, Chris (w), John Romita Jr. and Dan Green (p). “The Spiral Path.” Uncanny X-Men #199. Marvel, Nov. 1985.

Claremont, Chris and Roger McKenzie (w) and Sal Buscema and Don Perlin (p). “From the Ashes…” Captain America #237. Marvel, Sept. 1979.

Claremont, Chris (w) and Terry Dodson (p). “Never Again.” The Merry X-Men Holiday Special. Marvel, Dec. 2018.

Conner, Amanda and Jimmy Palmiotti et al. Harley Quinn Vol. 3: Kiss Kiss Bang Stab. DC Comics, 2015.

David, Peter, Gary Frank and Terry Dodson. Supergirl. 1996-1997. DC Comics, 1998.

Deutsch, Barry. How Mirka Caught a Fish. Amulet Books, 2015.

–. How Mirka Got Her Sword. Amulet Books, 2010.

–. How Mirka Met a Meteorite. Amulet Books, 2012.

Ellis, Warren (w) and Amanda Conner (p). Vampirella Lives. Harris Comics, Dec 1996. – Feb 1997.

Feldstein, Al (w) and Bernie Krigstein (p). “The Master Race.” Impact #1. EC Comics, Mar-Apr. 1955.

Fisch, Sholly (w) and Lea Hernandez (p). “Oil’s Well.” Teen Titans Go! #49. DC Comics, Dec. 2017.

Fisch, Sholly (w) and Rick Burchett (p). All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #14. DC Comics, Feb. 2012. 

Gaiman, Neil et al., Absolute Sandman, Vol. 2. DC Comics, 2007.

–.  Absolute Sandman, Vol. 3. DC Comics, 2007.

Glass, Adam,‎ Mike Benson, and Harwinder Singh. Brik. Oni Press, 2016.

Goodwin, Archie (w) and Gene Colan (p). “Experiment in Fear!” Eerie #9. Warren Publishing, May 1967.

Harper, Steve and Neal Adams (a). “Thou Shalt Not Kill!” Weird War Tales #8. DC Comics, Nov 1972.

Harrison, Harry (p). “The Tattooed Heart!” Beware! Terror Tales #4. Fawcett Comics, Mar 1953.

Johnston, Rich (w) and Simon Rohrmüller (p). Watchmensch. Brain Scan Studios, 2009.

Kanigher Robert (w) and Joe Kubert (p). “Origin of the Tatterdemalion.” Ragman #1. DC Comics, Sept. 1976.

Kanigher, Robert (a) and John Severin (p). “The Losers: Mark our graves!” Our Fighting Forces #150. DC Comics, Aug-Sept 1974.

Kanigher, Robert (w) and Ric Estrada (a). “Walls of Blood.” Blitzkrieg #2. DC Comics, Mar-Apr 1976.

–. “The Fourth Death!!” Sgt Rock Spectacular #13. DC Comics, Apr. 1978.

Kessel, Karl (w) and Stuart Immonen (p). “Remembrance of Things Past,” Fantastic Four #56. Marvel, Aug. 2002.

King, Tom (w) and Mitch Gerads. Mister Miracle. DC Comics, 2017.

Kirby, Jack (w and a). The Fourth World Omnibus by Jack Kirby. DC Comics, 2017.

Kirshner, Rebecca Rand (w) and Mira Friedman (p). “Sonneblume,”Tales of the Slayers, edited by Joss Whedon. Dark Horse, 2002.

Kubert, Joe (w and a). “Holocaust.” Sgt. Rock #351. DC Comics, Apr. 1981.

–. “Totentanz.” Star Spangled War Stories #158. DC Comics, Aug-Sept 1971.

Kurtzman, Harvey (w) and Wally Wood (p). “Desert Fox!” Frontline Combat #3. EC Comics, Nov-Dec 1951.

Levitz, Paul (w) and José Luis García-López (p). “Star Light, Star Bright…Farthest Star I See Tonight.” Christmas with the Super-Heroes #1 DC Comics, Dec. 1988.

Levitz, Paul (w) and Keith Giffen (p). “And the Sky Itself Shall Burn!” Legion of Super-Heroes #308. DC Comics, Feb. 1984.

Lobdell, Scott (w) and Roger Cruz (p). “Whispers on the Wind.” Uncanny X-Men #327. Marvel, Dec. 1995.

Mantlo, Bill (w) and Sal Buscema (p). “Power and Peril in the Promised Land.” The Incredible Hulk #256. Marvel, Feb. 1981.

McKenzie, Roger (w) and Carmine Infantino and Joe Rubinstein (p). “The Calypso Connection!” Captain America #245. Marvel, May 1980.

Moore, Alan (w) and Dave Gibbons (p). Watchmen. Warner Books, 1987.

Moore, Alan (w) and J.H Williams III (p). Promethea Collected Edition Books 1-5. America’s Best Comics, 2000-2005.

Moore, Terry. Rachel Rising #10. Abstract Studio, Aug. 2012.

Napoli, Vince (p). “Escape from Maidenek.” Stamps Comics #4. Youthful Magazine, Apr. 1952.

Oirich, Alan (w) and‎ Ron Randall (p). “Amnesia Countdown.” Jewish Hero Corps #1. Judaica Press, 2003.

O’Neil, Denny (w), Neal Adams and Dick Giordano (p). “Night of the Reaper!” Batman #237. DC Comics, Dec. 1971.

Pak, Greg (w) and Carmine Di Giandomenico (p). X-Men Magneto: Testament. Marvel, 2009.

Pope, Paul. “The Berlin Batman.” The Batman Chronicles #11. DC Comics, Winter 1998.

Randolph, Grace (w) and ‎ Russell Dauterman (p). Supurbia Vol. 1. BOOM! 2013.

Rucka, Greg (w) and Christian Alamy (p). “Lights.” DC Infinite Holiday Special. DC Comics, Dec. 2006.

Simone, Gail, Dan Slott, and Fred Hembeck (w), and Laura Braga (p). Fantastic Four Wedding Special. Marvel, Dec. 2018.

Skolnick, Evan (w) and Patrick Zircher (p). “Radicals.” The New Warriors #59. Marvel, May 1995.

–. “Shalom, Shalom (Goodbye, Peace).” The New Warriors #58. Marvel, Apr. 1995.

Slott, Dan (w) and Connor Willumsen (p). Amazing Spider-Man #686. Marvel, May 2012.

Snyder, Robin. Manimal. Vol. 1. Renegade Press, 1985.

Soule, Charles (w) and Ryan Browne (p) “Hotclaws For Hanukkah.” The Merry X-Men Holiday Special. Marvel, Dec. 2018.

Starlin, Jim (w) and Ron Lim (p). Infinity Crusade. Marvel, June 1993.

Stavans, Ilan (w) and Steve Sheinkin (p). El Iluminado: A Graphic Novel. Basic Books, 2012.

Straczynski, J. Michael (w) and Chris Weston (p). The Twelve. Marvel, 2008.

Thomas, Roy (w) and Gil Kane and Dan Adkins (p). “The Mad Master of the Murder Maze!” Captain Marvel #19. Marvel, Dec. 1969.

Thomas, Roy (w) and Herb Trimpe (p). “Among Us Walks the Golem.” The Incredible Hulk #134. Marvel, 1970.

Wein, Lem (w) and Curt Swan (p).“The Man Who Murdered the Earth!” Superman #248. DC Comics, Feb. 1972.

Wein, Lem (w) and John Buscema (p). “There Walks the Golem!” Strange Tales #174. Marvel, June 1974.

Zelenetz, Alan (w) and Bo Hampton (p). “Red Sins.” Moon Knight #37. Marvel, May 1984.

–. “Final Rest.” Moon Knight #38. Marvel, July 1984.