The Secret Life Of Superman's Father Comes To Film

Illustration for article titled The Secret Life Of Supermans Father Comes To Film

Superman may be viewed as cinematic damaged goods these days, but the same can't be said about his co-creator, Joe Shuster - His mob-funded bondage art past is about to become the subject of a major motion picture.


The Gotham Group has picked up the movie rights to Craig Yoe's wonderful Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman's Co-Creator Joe Shuster, which reveals Shuster's work on the controversial BDSM underground comic series The Nights of Terror from the 1950s, during a time where he had become estranged from Superman's publisher DC Comics. The comics - which feature lookalikes of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor in various scenes of S&M play - were named as an inspiration behind a crime spree of the era that involved murder, torture and humiliation of victims.

The Gotham Group is currently trying to find writers for the project; no date for release has been announced.


Gotham to reveal Shuster's 'Secret' [Variety]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter


Unprodigy - Unproductive - Unconscionable

Superman's co-creator... did... what... I... *brain malfunction*

...That's freaking awesome!