It's not looking good for the Man of Steel. Just days after we revealed his racist past comes news of a book that unveils his sordid fetish life, as chronicled by his creator. NSFW pics.
The book in question is called Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman's Co-Creator Joe Shuster, and it's part of ComicArts, the new graphic novel imprint from publisher Harry N. Abrams. Centering around Superman co-creator Shuster's relatively unknown 1950s sideline at illustrator for S&M magazine Nights of Horror, the heavily-illustrated book is sure to make you think twice about what Superman does when he's not saving the world.
Charles Kochman, Executive Editor of the imprint, explains:
They are undoubtedly the work of Joe Shuster, but nobody connected the dots at the time to say this looks like Superman, or Lois Lane, or Jimmy Olsen, or Lex Luthor... The material was banned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and although the publisher and the printer both went to jail, nobody came after Shuster because somehow they never made the connection to Superman or to Shuster as the artist... Also involved were a group of neo-Nazi thugs called the Brooklyn Thrill Killers, who whipped innocent women and set fire to vagrants and murdered them. These kids were interviewed by [anti-comics crusader Dr. Frederic] Wertham when 'Nights of Horror' magazines were cited as inspiration for their crimes. The whole story and the art are revealed here by Craig Yoe for the first time. This is going be an amazing book. If you like Lois Lane, wait until you see someone who appears to be her whipping a man who looks very much like Clark Kent!
The book, featuring racy illustrations sure to illuminate at least one person's internal fan-fiction, is released in April. To add even more surreality to the whole exercise, it comes complete with an introduction from Stan Lee.
Images from Secret-Identity.net, the preview site for the book.
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