Joe Shuster was one half of the duo that created Superman, the iconic superhero who grew to be known around the world and worth billions of dollars. But in 1932, things were tough for the struggling young artist (Superman didn’t catch on until Action Comics in 1938); to supplement his income, Joe Shuster began to illustrate bondage stories! Because of the mores of the time, Shuster’s work went unsigned, but his “night job” was an open secret among fellow comic artists. Now, for the first time ever, the best of his bondage work has been collected and is available in the book Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster. Featuring a forward by none other than comic book legend Stan Lee, this collection makes one look at all those stories where Lois, and sometimes Jimmy, find themselves tied up and helpless. Psychoanalysis aside, Secret Identity is well worth checking out.
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