Words and images just got sharper in the battle against circumcision, as Matt Hess released the second issue of his comic book, "Foreskin Man." Hess founded a San Diego group supporting efforts to ban circumcision in San Francisco and Santa Monica.
In this installment, super-buff, blond and blue-eyed super hero Foreskin Man -- secretly goateed Miles Hastwick, a retired corporate scientist who now heads the Museum of Genital Integrity, throws wild yacht parties with lots of booze and busty babes off the coast of San Diego and coincidentally shares the initials and hometown of his creator Hess -- does battle against the dark haired, bearded Monster Mohel, who is clad in the traditional Orthodox Jewish wide brimmed hat with a tallis around his neck. The mohel has eagerly improvised a billiard table-top bris with traditional wine and the Torah. Explains the text of "Foreskin Man": "Nothing excites Monster Mohel more than cutting into the penile flesh of an 8-day-old infant boy."
Foreskin Man battles Monster Mohel and his equally Orthodox, Uzi-wielding, peos-wearing, bloodthirsty strongmen, wresting the baby boy from the clutches of his pro-circumcision father and delivering him to the voluptuous intactivist Tia Kumming and her tribe, who celebrate the arrival of the intact baby with a huge (environmentally incorrect) bonfire made from circumcision tools arranged the shape of their symbol. Creepy. And, some feel, anti-Semitic.
The Jewish Journal says "Foreskin Man" "gives further credence to the accusation that so-called intactivists are in fact motivated by anti-Semitism."
But Hess told SFGate otherwise : "A lot of people have said that, but we're not trying to be anti-Semitic. We're trying to be pro-human rights."
You can view more images from "Foreskin Man" here, including Foreskin Man calling Monster Mohel's prayer "blabbering" and the mohel depicted as a lascivious goon.
All images used with permission.