Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman's Co-creator Joe Shuster
Product Review (submitted on February 5, 2012):
In the early '50s, one of Superman's co-creators, Joe Shuster was down on his luck. So he sold illustrations to certain "under the counter" gentlemen's magazines. This collection is not only a fascinating document in America's censorship history (continuing Schuster's streak of bad luck - these magazines were banned by the U.S. Senate), but once you see these illustrations, you'll never be able to look at Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Lex Luthor the same way ever again. The figures in the book who are engaged in BDSM/festish activities all bear a striking resemblance to the characters Shuster created for DC Comics.