BOOK PREVIEW

Secret Identity, the Fetish Art of Superman Co-Creator, Joe Shuster



Abrams and Craig Yoe announce
Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman's Co-Creator Joe Shuster.


Secret Identity: showcases rare and recently discovered erotic artwork by the most seminal artist in comics, Joe Shuster. In the early 1950s, Shuster was down on his luck after trying to reclaim the copyright for Superman. He illustrated these erotic images for an obscure series of magazines titled Nights of Horror. They were sold under the counter until they were banned by the U.S. Supreme Court. A murder trial, anti-comics crusader Dr. Fredric Wertham, the Jewish neo-Nazi Brooklyn Thrill Killers gang, a presidential candidate, and a senator sporting a koon skin cap, all figure into this sensational story.

 

The discovery of this artwork and the story behind it by comics historian Craig Yoe reveals the "secret identity" of this revered comics creator, and is sure to change the way we look at Shuster and his creations--Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Jimmy Olsen--forever.

 

Hailed in the Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, Time magazine, and Hustler, Craig Yoe has been interviewed by NPR's Terry Gross and Fox News.

 

Introduction by Spider-Man co-creator, Stan Lee.

Press

Praise for "Krazy Kat and the Art George Herriman: A Celebration":


"Before the world met a mouse named Mickey or a feline named Felix, there was Krazy Kat and his pals Ignatz Mouse and Offissa Pupp."
--Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times

"A handsome new book!"
--Dennis Drabelle, The Washington Post

"Craig Yoe has dug up never-published artwork, artifacts, and letters that will bring Herriman to life for the uninitiated while giving fans something new to feast on."
--Chris Nichols, LA Magazine

"Yoe's affection for the subject and its creator is clear from the loving attention to detail found from cover to cover."
--Robert Greenberger, ComicMix.com