CAUTION! This comic contains profanity and sexual references and as such may not be suitable for the young or easily offended.
The Fetishman Filthology is a collected compendium of the first ten issues of the comic, which was first published in 2004, and features Fetishman as the rubber-clad,crime-fighting superhero, who ultimately fails to fight crime due to his restrictive latexsuit. Alongside characters such as sidekick, Lactose Intolerant Boy, Mistress Domination, and arch nemesis Baron von Wagner, Fetishman does much more thanfail to catch criminals.
It’s a social comment on the continuing social awkwardness surrounding the fetish and BDSM world, and is a vehicle for author, Dr Geof Banyard, to highlight the absurdity and conflict within legislation and what society is willing to accept as‘normal’.
Geof explains: “Whilst popular cultural trends have made certain elements of the BDSM world more palatable, society still struggles with the terminology, choosing toshy away from words like ‘Fetish’. Fetishman and the Filthology is not explicit or pornographic in any way, yet often it’s the title which discourages people from picking it up. When they do, they’re confronted simply with humour – relatable comedy which they soon realise is the actual point of the comic.”
Within the Filthology’s 406 pages, Geof explains his reasons for tackling certain topics, such as the extreme pornography legislation and his stance on how he’d eventually like society to view the fetish and fetishists.
“The Filthology was entirely funded through Kickstarter, by both existing and new fans and ended on double the original target, which to me demonstrates a need and appreciation of the need to have a comic such as this out there.”
The Filthology also contains previously unseen work including the pre-cursor to Fetishman, Thwack Norman, and additional art created during the first five years during which issues 1-10 were produced.
The Fetishman Filthology
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