In this 13-issue tribute to the bizarre, writer Grant Morrison claims he gets to do “…everything I can’t do in a mainstream comic like X-Men.” That leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
It begins with Greg Feely, an aging, lonely, incredibly ordinary bachelor who really only exists as a cover personality for the Hand, a futuristic paramilitary organization operating right under our noses, yet somehow outside of our awareness. Then there’s the prosthetically-equipped dolphins, complete with scuba gear, and the chain-smoking chimp that doubles as the Kremlin’s top assassin. It’s about flying garbage trucks with razor-sharp teeth, pornography, masturbation, nosy neighbors, and a beautiful woman whose every thought, word, and action is cybernetically controlled by someone else. But what is The Filth really about? It’s about all the weirdness, real and imagined, that goes on in the world everyday.
It’s about us.
Collects The Filth #1-13; ca. 2001
Schrijver: Grant Morrison
Tekenaar: Chris Weston, Gary Erskine