Kinky Comic Books

The comic book art of the golden years was filled with sadomasochistic imagery. (Wonder Woman’s golden lasso, anyone?) That’s no surprise to anyone. But the fact that Joe Shuster, co-creator of Superman, illustrated an entire run of BDSM pr0n … that’s news.

But you won’t have to hunt through crumbling pulps to find hot images of Lois Lane whipping a bound Superman. She’s right there on the cover of Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster, by Craig Yoe, the noted comics historian.

I haven’t seen the book yet, but the web site is fascinating.

2 comments for “Kinky Comic Books

  1. March 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I don’t know if anyone has done any research on Margaret Brundage, one of the regular cover illustrators for Weird Tales. Her fetish art was in her covers: one of the ones that fascinates me the most has a woman strapped to a giant wheel, so her body is curved backwards, being menaced by a giant alien.

  2. March 18, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Ooh, thank you! There’s James’s birthday present right there. :-)

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