SUBVERT COMICS #3. TRASHMAN, AGENT OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL.
San Francisco: Saving Grace, 1976. 1st ed. 8vo, wrps, 32 p., illus. Good Staplebound Wraps Trashman is a hero of the working classes and champion of the radical left causes. The Trashman stories are set in a dystopian near-future America, which after having been ravaged by nuclear weapon attacks, has become a fascist police state. The Trashman series is one of the very few super hero stories depicted in the underground comix of the 1960s and 1970s, particularly as a recurring character. Trashman's post-apocalyptic setting and Marxist-anarchist overtones expressed Spain's own social and political beliefs, as well as the sensibilities of the anti-Vietnam War movement and the underground counterculture of the era. Like many underground comix, the Trashman stories are replete with graphic depictions of violence, sex and profanity, which were all but unknown in super hero comics of the past. (Item ID: 155211)