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Secret Identity: Fetish Art of Superman's Co-creator Joe Shuster by Craig Yoe

Secret Identity: Fetish Art of Superman's Co-creator Joe Shuster


Secret Identity: Fetish Art of Superman's Co-creator Joe Shuster by Craig Yoe

Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman's Co-creator Joe Shuster showcases rare and recently discovered early erotic artwork by the most seminal artist in comics. Created in the late 1940s when Shuster was down on his luck after suing DC Comics over the copyright for Superman , he illustrated these images for an obscure series of magazines called Nights of Terror , published under the counter until it was banned by the U.S. Senate. The discovery of this artwork reveals the 'secret identity' of this revered comics creator and is sure to generate controversy and change the perception of the way we look at Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Lana Lang and Jimmy Olsen forever. The book includes reproductions of these images and an introduction that provides a detailed account of the scandal and the court trial that resulted from the publication of this racy material.

About the Author

Craig Yoe runs the New York design firm YOE! Studio with Clizia Gussoni. Yoe is the author of over thirty books, including The Art of Mickey Mouse, which was a Time magazine book of the year and boasted an introduction by John Updike. Yoe has won the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, two Addys, the Mobius, and an Eisner Award. Yoe is a popular speaker and has curated art exhibits around the world. Joseph Joe Shuster (1914-1992) was a Jewish, Canadian-born comic book artist. He later moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and is best known for co-creating Superman, with boyhood pal and writer Jerry Siegel. Published by DC Comics in Action Comics no. 1 (June 1938), Superman lays the groundwork for the entire comic book industry.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th March 2009


Craig Yoe

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc. an imprint of Abrams


160 pages


Comic book & cartoon art
Erotic art



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