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Monday, 30 May 2022

Royale Studio Models - David Reid (Updated 30th June)

1. David Reid solo - Royale Catalogue Entry

David Reid appeared in a number of Royale sets and storyettes. This image was his first, solo appearance, seemingly nude, oiled up and astonishingly muscular (with a touch of puppy fat). He's seated on Royale's famous military drum which appears in a number of Royale studio sets.

Royale Studios' Catalogue entry for DAR

1a David Reid by Royale
This image (added Jun 2022) is almost certainly from the DAR set.
It appeared in 'Tomorrows Man 7' magazine in 1959.

2. David Reid - Royale 02

It's possible that this image, which I found at Adonis Male, also comes from this early set with the black background. Although it's attributed to David, it's hard to authenticate it's identity in this quality. I do sense the hand of Royale's associate, Scott of London in the shapely pouch (if you know what I mean!). The chains add a tasty, feisty, fetish touch.


This image of David, is from Man Alive No 9 (April 1960)

This study of a dude cowboy from the autumn days of 'pouch art' looks rather ridiculous to modern eyes at first, but even from that perspective there's still a perverse sexiness in the manipulation of the model. David's youthful beauty and muscular build shine through the confusion. There's a somewhat leaner look about his face that's possibly connected to getting 'ripped' for a bodybuilding competition. 

For all the oddness, there's erotic craft to admire in the well-stuffed pouch and the belt tightly cinched about his waist accentuating the model's tapered torso and screaming out that his jeans are missing. It's lightly suggestive of restraint, especially in combination with the whip. 

The bandana tied round his neck has a similar, erotic ambiguity. It was a common, stylish accessory for TV cowboy stars of the time like Roy Rogers and Tex Ritter, but it also accentuates the sexiness of a stout neck when it's tied in a narrow strip - see Ty Hardin (in the middle) from the 'Bronco', TV show


This picture of David appeared in the following issue of Man Alive, No 10 (1960). It showcases his broad back and shapely buttocks but I'm not sure it's a very flattering pose overall (admittedly the slope of the magazine in this e-bay sales picture isn't helping). 

The gun as an erotic device is something of a cliché and it's shadow seems to be in an odd place if it's meant to be erotic innuendo. Once again David's hair is a standout feature.


This image really does showcase David's lusciously upholstered torso.

From Body Beautiful 16 (1961)


Another image from the same 1961 outdoor shoot.

Tracking down images of David is complicated by the use of aliases.
He was labelled as John Dawe for this picture when it appeared in Trim Studio Quarterly 26 (1968). 
It was part of a retrospective feature on Hussar Studio. 


David fronted Body Beautiful 16 in 1964 looking a lot more mature in Tarzan-esque gear with yet another fetish accessory - rope. You can see him as a body-builder here rather than a suggestive porn model but I've yet to discover other pictures in this vein. It may be that he used a different name for his straight posing. This picture was taken by Davmel not Royale. 


This is the best picture I have of David Reid and his luscious torso by a long way. It surfaced out of the blue in the Colville Exhibition of Royale Studio coloured masters in 2019. Royale lovers will recognise the wagon wheel from the closing scenes of 'Unapproved' but this image is not part of that storyette. It's the only example I can recall of a Royale Studio model wearing cut-offs and the cowboy flavour is unusual for Royale too although it also occurs in other images of David Reid above.

This picture of him is the closest match I can offer to the slightly puzzling opening images of the BULLIES set (see below, Royale 04 in the mitchmen archive)



In addition to his solo set 'DAR', David Reid appeared in the following Royale Studio storyettes:

R04 BULLIES (Caned Sailors)

see mitchmen article, Royale Studio 04 

R08 UNAP (Unapproved)

In this well known picture from 'Unapproved' David (second left) is a dead ringer for image 6 above. Standing next to Fred Collins (on his right) you get a great sense of his bulk although Fred himself had amazing thighs. Such is the fickleness of genes. You can also see here that David was not particularly tall which may account for his less imposing appearance in some of the BULLIES pictures.

Unapproved (UNAP) was  Royale 08 in the original mitchmen review of Royale's work, 
that article is presently awaiting revision.

R99 WHYY (Why Y)

This thumbnail and Royale Catalogue entry below are the only information I have about this set in which 3 models try on underwear. You should be able to spot David on the right and Fred Collins on the left.

This highly original topic reminded me of how sexy it was to try on clothes with my first boyfriend in the privacy of his bedroom. David's reflection in the mirror is a frustrating glimpse of the great imagery this subject must have produced, and the underpants get ripped too! 

These fragments are parked in folder Royale 99, my Miscellaneous Sets folder
 in the mitchmen Open Archive of Royale Studios photos.


This image is the only record I have of David's appearance in 'The Test'. 

It shows him being forcibly stripped, forced to fight and dunked in water (someone at Royale clearly had a thing about water tortures!). These pages appeared in Man Alive No 9, the same issue which he fronted as a Cowboy (image 3 above). The top row seems to include some great pictures of his physique (2,4 and 5), notice how they all seem to disguise his height!

I haven't been able to identify yet his co-stars in The Test, 'Barry and Brian', Royale had a number of models who used these forenames but the pictures above are not clear enough to link them. 

The narrative included in the article probably came from Royale's catalogue but this set doesn't appear in any of the catalogues I have (see below). I'm hoping a better image will turn up at some point so I can review it properly. If any of you have a better copy of this page or the magazine itself I would be very pleased to hear from you! Meanwhile, this fragment is also parked in Royale 99, my Miscellaneous Sets folder in the mitchmen Open Archive of Royale Studios photos.

Sequencing and Dating of David Reid's Appearances for Royale

The only clue I have to the sequencing of these sets is the catalogue number in which they appear:

Catalogue No 7 - BULLIES, 
Catalogue No 8 - DAR (solo set) and UNAPproved, 
Catalogue No 10 WHYY. 

THE TEST does not appear in any of my catalogues. That's probably because Catalogue 10 was dated January 1960, whereas THE TEST appeared in 'Man Alive 9' in April 1960, so I imagine it would have been included in Catalogue 11 (which I don't have).

By the way, it was quite normal for Royale to release images of a model in a storyette before doing a solo set. 


These bio's of Royale Models will be included in the mitchmen Open Archive of Royale Studio

Friday, 27 May 2022

Royale Studio 4 - 'Bullies' - A Classic Sailor Caning

Royale Studio - Bullied Sailor

This photo is one of a three, related, spanking images that rank amongst Royale Studio's most memorable and well known. They show a sailor being held down over a vaulting horse and caned. 
He has a manly, gym trained physique with formidable thighs which amply fill his tight, white shorts. His quiffed hair places him firmly in the Elvis era. 

The man restraining him is wearing high-waisted trousers which were normal fashion in the 1950/60's. They look odd and dated to us but this image must have been very sexy back then. His white armless vest/singlet isn't everyday naval uniform. It suggests he is a PT instructor which fits with the use of a gym vaulting horse. Plain singlets like this were also used in Hussar's 'PT Class'  (Hussar Studio was another Royale brand name). Personally I think that military 'dress' gym kit is more attractive, but that's another post. 

Tucking bell-bottoms into gaiters was normal when 'on duty' and I have been assured by 'Sailor Al' that gaiters worn with dress shorts were proper dress too. This combination also appears in some images from the (related) Guys In Uniform Studio (GIU).  

I'll come back to these pictures in the second half of this article, 
which is where I think they fit in the story.

Royale Studio - BULLIES - Catalogue Image A

The three famous pictures mentioned above belong to the 'Bullies' set and are usually all that ever gets posted of it. The official thumbnail for the set is shown above, taken from Royale's Catalogue Sheet 7. You can immediately see it's the same punisher here in his 'wife-beater' vest/singlet and high waisted trousers (which look sexier here). 

As is often the way with Royale images, it's less obvious that the victim is the same man apart from his tousled hair. He's not wearing the same clothes, not even the same belt. He also looks less chunky, although his arms are very muscular. 

Royale Studio - BULLIES - Catalogue Description

Royale's catalogue description outlines a story of bullying which sounds calculating and brutal but less elaborate than the water torments we saw dished out in 'Navy Romeo' and 'Navy Gash'. The catalogue image above seems to depict the deck-scrubbing part of the punishment. I haven't been able to identify what the 'surprise' ending is because most of the 24 pictures are missing. The images I do have are presented below in my best guess of what the set sequence might be and numbered according to that.

The picture pricing given in Royale's Catalogue may seem a little confusing and contradictory. The 24 pix for 10/- (50p) offer at the top relates to the thumbnail sheet which would have had good enough thumbnails to warrant buying in it's own right. Underneath it gives the price of 7x5 inch enlargements. 3/6 is the pre-decimalisation equivalent of 17.5p now.

Royale Studio - BULLIES 1 - Advert Image

It's David Reed (more usually known as David Reid) who plays the bullied sailor in this series. This picture appears to show him being dragged from his bunk by the bullies, so it might well be image No 1. I found it in a small ad* for Royale in a beefcake magazine, hence the poor quality. Fortunately it is specifically attributed to this series in the ad but you can also see the the man on the right is wearing that same armless singlet/vest and high-waisted bell bottoms. (That bulge on the left also crops up later, if you'll pardon the expression)

The camp bed used as a bunk substitute in this picture also appears fleetingly in Royale's 'Unapproved' series (mitchmen set 8, awaiting revision) and so, incidentally does David Reid .

*The Royale 04 Zip file which I will upload to the mitchmen Royale Studio Open Archive contains a copy of the magazine ad I extracted this picture from. 

Royale Studio - BULLIES 2

This is a bigger version of Catalogue Image 'A' and it gives us a more immediate sense of the strap about to descend. There's a faint suggestion of weals and bruising on David's back. These guys mean business! There's also a decent shot of the other bully's face. I suppose his bare feet may be connected to David's shoe cleaning task, mentioned in the set description.

*The Royale 04 Zip file which I will upload to the mitchmen Royale Studio Open Archive contains another version of  Bullies-2, smaller but better quality. Probably taken from a thumbnail sheet. 

Royale Studio - BULLIES 3 (Catalogue Image B)

This picture is a second thumbnail from the same Royale Catalogue Sheet No 7. It gives a better view of the victim's face. The two tormentors casually lean against the wall to supervise him, a neat and clever composition. The bare-footed one on the left seems positively excited by the situation (it's that bulge again). 

The sequence of names given for the actors in Royale's description (above) looks as though it matches the left to right order in this picture, because the man in the middle is definitely David Reed/Reid . He was a bodybuilder who featured in a number of other Royale sets, he also appeared in the beefcake magazines of the day and those images help to identify him here 

(a separate article with more pictures of David Reid will follow this post - LINK PENDING). 

The two Johns mentioned in the description don't appear by name in any other sets in the catalogues I have, but as we know, Royale's names are not entirely reliable nor consistent (e.g. Reed - Reid!).

It was unusual for Royale to give provide than one thumbnail of a set in their catalogues so they must have rated it highly themselves. Unfortunately I don't have a better version of the second one. It obviously belongs to the same scene as BULLIES-2  but you can decide for yourselves whether it precedes or follows it's companion. The sequence I have used is the same way round as they are presented on the catalogue page. i.e. they hit him first then stand back and watch him working.

Royale Studio - BULLIES 4

The image with which I started this post appears to be a continuation of the punishment theme. But why is he now wearing full dress uniform instead of bare top and belted gym shorts, is this really the same set? 

I don't think there is any question that the tormentor on the right is the same man in the same clothes. But in addition, if you compare the creases in his trousers in Bullies 4 to those in Bullies 2, particularly those distinctive looping shapes just above the gaiters at the back, they are almost identical. That means these two pictures must have been taken in the same session.

I can't prove conclusively it's the same David in both pictures above. Sometimes I think there's a disturbing resemblance to Simon Cowell! However BULLIES 6, below, which is normally grouped with this picture does offer a more convincing face and hair match. 

If you refer to my separate article on David Reid (LINK PENDING) you'll see how his facial appearance does seem to vary in different shoots. We often take for granted that people are as they are named and don't register that they actually look very different when seen from different angles. Close up shots can also exaggerate bulk (think of all those giant cocks!). David was relatively short in stature so although he has a big physique for his size, he can look quite boyish when placed next to tall men (as in Bullies 3 above and 'Unapproved' here). Maybe other images will turn up one day to resolve this conundrum.

The only explanation I can offer regarding the uniform change in the story is that it's meant to represent a different occasion to the previous images, possibly after David returns from being on leave, for which he would have worn formal dress. A similar transition from gym to dress shorts also happens in 'Royale set 08, Unapproved' which also stars David Reid in a similar down-trodden role. 

I speculate that the 'surprise' ending mentioned in Royale's description might have been that David had beefed himself up while on leave and on his return, still dressed up, he confronted the bullies, but in a sensational  mitchmen-style twist he ended up getting another beating! If this really is the story line, all photographed on the same day, it's even conceivable that they substituted a stand-in (uncredited) to provide extra beef for these 'surprise' images. 

Royale Studio - BULLIES 5

Apart from the clean, crisp quality of these pictures and the familiar Royale feature of shapely bottoms in tight trousers, it's the caning of a big, fully grown man, and a serviceman at that, which makes these pictures so memorable. It's a humiliating, schoolboy punishment and he is having to be held down for it. That makes it seem all the more erotic of course. 

Remarkably, the striker with the cane is not visible at all, just the tip of his cane. That glimpse conveys little sense of it's fearful power, despite the sailor's outrage on feeling it touch his bottom. This image is focussed on the offender's forced submission, his humiliation rather than the process of caning itself. 

Royale Studio - BULLIES 6

This is a fairly typical image of the aftermath of a spanking. Whether it depicts real pain we can only guess (or hope), but it's a pretty good act at any rate! We get a good view of the punished sailor's pecs and chunky torso here. The bullied victim in Navy Gash, Percy, seemed to be a bit of a wimp, but this man is no weakling, no easy target. 

In this picture the sailor's cap has been deliberately posed on the horse to imply he is a real serviceman. The name band appears to say HMS Gambia, which was a real cruiser in service with the Royal Navy until being scrapped in Dec 1960. (Spookily, that date follows not long after the issue of this Royale set in Apr 1959). The owner of this cap has laddishly crafted it into a beautiful curveIf you look back at Bullies 1 you will see what might be the same cap in the background.

The numbers in the corner of these pictures are simply a previous owner's reference numbers (see separate article - 'Royale Numbers & The Mystery Seller' - link pending). I have relied on the flow of the action for my numbering, but it is quite possible that BULLIES No.6 (332) should precede BULLIES Nos 4 and 5 (334, 333). That would imply there was another ass event of some sort immediately before the caning. I wish I had a picture of it!

Royale Studio - BULLIES 7

Maybe this is it, because this image and the next one, both showing the sumptuous, raised backside of a sailor draped over a cavalry saddle as though awaiting punishment, could also come from the Bullies set. His shorts, belt, and socks closely match David Reid's dress in the 3 pictures just above - as does his physique for that matter! The white gaiters seen in Bullies 4-6 are present too but partially obscured by ankle straps used to hold his legs apart (it's more obvious in Bullies 8 below). 

I don't put much faith in the refence numbers on the pictures but this one (331) does happen to fit neatly in front of the other three (332-4) meaning someone else seems to have linked them too. It would be a plausible precursor to BULLIES-6 (332), but Royale transitions are not usually that abrupt. 

Unfortunately there's no other crossover detail to link them into 'Bullies' more convincingly. Arguably there's a more convincing link to 'Royale set 08, Unapprovedin which David also wears these shorts and is beaten over the saddle too, except that it's placed on top of a table in that example.

One other caveat. Extreme close-ups like this are rare in (surviving) Royale pictures. I can't think of any off-hand in other storyettes, but some solo sets do have ass images like this. There is only one solo set I know of for David, called 'DAR' (see separate article on David Reid - link pending). The thumbnail image for DAR does include a military prop, the Royale drum. It's possible that these images may belong there.

Royale Studio - BULLIES 8

This picture is an obvious companion to Bullies 7, although it's numbered using a different system (see my article on Royale Numbers).

More interestingly the seam between David's legs is revealed to have a delicious worn area and possibly a split too. It adds a titillating emphasis to the parting of his balls in this unusually graphic picture.


More on David Reid (see separate article LINK PENDING)


*The next article in this series will be Royale Studio 05 - Airman Gym Training (pending)

Read the new series of Royale Studio articles at mitchmen from the start:-
Royale 1 - Sailors Flogged in the Rigging


The General Upgrading of Royale Studio Posts at mitchmen

The original mitchmen Royale series (published in 2010) is currently being extensively revised and extended. This completely new article replaces the original Royale post No 4 

To see which articles have been revised to date, please check the 'Come and Get It!' post. I occasionally revisit the articles listed there with further, minor upgrades which are logged there by dates.

You can access all the old and the new and revised articles
simply by clicking on the 'GIU/Royale' label at the foot of this post


'mitchmen' Royale Studio Open Archive

As an adjunct to the on-going article upgrade I am gradually creating an archive housing my entire collection of Royale images. I have now added BULLIES to the mitchmen Royale Studio Open Archive and it includes all my original images most of which were used for this post. I have arranged them there in what I have concluded is the true sequence. If you follow the link below you will find there's also a new zip file there which includes them all for easy downloading. 

The Royale Studio Open Archive at mitchmen blog

  Please tell me via my profile link if you have any difficulty downloading, Google has recently changed the file sharing system so links in older articles may have stopped working 


If you have any other Royale Studio images from this or previously published groups and would like to contribute them to the mitchmen Open Archive please contact me via my profile page link. 

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Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Be Careful What You Wish For - 8

Some weeks later....

This is No 8 in the mitchmen 'Wishes' series
for the rest click on the 'Wishes' label below

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Art by Damo -3

This series is a tentacle saga that's a cut above the average. Starting with a nice physique, Damo develops a genuine sense of tight bondage gradually enveloping Eddie's body and completely restraining him. He also captures the mysterious presence of Venom within Eddie and asserting his hold over him in a way that is both seductive and forceful.

This cutie is yet another take on Eddie Brock by Damo, 
this time he manages to make him look both butch and roguish
as befits his villainous role in the Spiderman stories.

Venom's tentacles curl around him poised to take control. 
The symbiote lives inside Eddie and this image
creates the impression of an electrifying power within, 
although Eddie himself has no super-powers.

As the web-like bindings tighten round his body
Eddie shows no reaction, but the effect is to 
makes him look stronger and still in control.

Composure is replaced by annoyance as his arms are pulled behind his head,
It's a classic bodybuilder pose, but there's a real sense of strength restrained.

As his nipples are teased, Eddies cheeks to suffuse with redness 
His cock and balls bulge from their tight restraints, he begins to leak.

When finally a gag seals his mouth
He looks impotent and angry
Watching his balls being divided.

When bobbly tentacle drives inside his cock shaft 
Eddies eyes close in ecstasy
The oozing of fluid continues.

 Eddie looks so cute and happy here!
Sexy in his mesh of tentacles

See Part 1 of this mitchmen post for site links for Damo's art

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Art by Damo 2

 Incremental series are not my cup of tea usually, but this image of a blond, butch hunk sleeping on a settee in his tight shorts caught my eye and the degradation of this particular immobile man encompassed a number of fetish elements that appeal to me.

It's Eddie Brock again and he is awakened by the sensation of his shorts being pulled down.
All we see of the perpetrator are the black tips of the slenderest tentacles ever.
He doesn't seem to see anything at all, but I think it might be Venom, his symbiote.
Maybe Eddie is used to antics like this from him, he just looks irritated.

But if he thinks it's OK to just go back to sleep he get's a rude surprise.
Because a large round paddle appears and slaps his backside sharply.
It appears to be a tentacle again, one that has shape-shifted.
So presumably it feels more like a hand slap than a hard, wooden paddle

The paddling continues,
somehow, the hunk has become tightly bound and gagged.
Is this a result of more tentacles joining in?
The half-mast shorts and shiny cheeks are sexy.

Now, even his shorts are taken from him and his legs too are bound together.
But not before his cock is prised out so that it's trapped behind his thighs, in full view.
Whether it's due to the spanking or the binding of his cock, he's seen to be rock hard.
The threat of a stray paddle hit landing there adds fearful anticipation to his primary discomfort.

At length the painful (but clearly exciting) spanking is paused,
but only so that a chunky candle can be inserted into his ass.
The hot, molten wax drips down, stinging his exposed genitals.
An extra control device has been fitted to his cockhead.

Tape is applied to his eyes, a basic blindfold leaving him to focus on the sensations of pain.
A second paddle-tentacle joins in, they simultaneously pound both buttocks.
The tension mounts!

I haven't reproduced the entire series here, there are more intermediate stages 
and the customary, messy finale which you will find at the links given in Part 1.

Damo - Eddie Gym Bound

This postscript sees Eddie at the gym, still minus his shorts - and still throbbing. 
This is the most luscious depiction of his muscularity in my samples.

The posters on the wall and the camera suspension arrangement overhead
appear to suggest that it's Spiderman (his arch-enemy) who has done this.

Whether he's responsible for Eddies erection too I cannot say, but probably not.
There's a companion image in which Eddie has transformed into Venom, identically bound.

You'll notice that the ropes here have a bamboo-like seam at regular intervals 
but I have not discovered what that signifies, it may be Spidey-web.


More DamoDee in Part 3 of this mitchmen series (link pending)

Damo site links are given in Part 1

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Art By Damo 1

Damo - Eddie Brock Milked

 This is my favourite Damo picture. It shows one of his regular subjects, Eddie Brock (of Venom fame). being overpowered by a gang of men and milked (for reasons best know to themselves). 

Eddie's hunkiness shines out through a terrific puffed out chest and tensed six pack. The sheer number of his assailants testifies to his strength and his man appeal and it makes for a great picture.

  Damo normally specialises in those multi-image series based on a single character who is progressively tweaked, gradually losing their clothes and interfered with until eruption occurs. As far as I have been able to discover, this picture is, an almost unique occurrence of men directly interacting with each other in Damo's art. And it's a great image too. There are some minor 'spatial' issues in the detail of this ambitious, crowded picture but that doesn't detract from it's dramatic impact.

Damo - The Punisher Boxed

This image of a naked man, shibari-tied and forced into a transparent box is a powerful image of subjugation but the subject's fluid response casts doubt on it's value as a punishment in this case. The character depicted is actually Marvel's 'The Punisher', so it's a neat role reversal.

This drawing looks deceptively simple but notice the beautifully crafted feet. It's also another striking 3D accomplishment, not so much in the perspective of the box itself. but in fitting the man inside it so  convincingly. He really looks like he's squeezed inside in this incredibly contorted position. I love the flattened buttocks.

Apart from the air-holes, the box seems rather unreal, almost magical. It's a bit like those flimsy perspex boxes they put Christmas cards in. More substantial walls would be nice - and a lock to keep him inside!

Damo - Off To The Pound

This is out and out cartoonery, a very severe prison regime . 
I like the idea of inmates being given jocks with convict stripes to wear.

Damo - title not known

In a world where bondage is typically depicted in dungeons and hard places, 
experiencing it in a cosy, domestic bed seems exceptionally kinky

The subject here is notably less chunky than those in the preceding images, still attractively built but more like a real world man. The bondage he's been put in here is particularly complex with multiple criss-crossing ropes, it must have taken hours to knot up!

Now gagged and sightless, left on his own, he is free to enjoy - or at any rate, experience - the sensual pleasures assigned to him without having to worry about the person who set it all up. 

Of course if he's a plumber, waylaid while dealing with a dripping tap, 
he might feel differently about it all, but he looks pretty relaxed.

Another example of comprehensive roping featuring Eddie Brock again with an exceptionally large apple-like ball gag which he appears to be contentedly chewing on, lost in a world of his own.

The physique depicted here seems to have great muscularity and bulk and the complexity and radiating form of the ropework is clearly designed to contain that power. Even his fingers are individually bound in a clenched fist.

There's some sexy detail in the nether regions, a ball-stretching tether, slapped-pink buttock cheeks which are bulging through gaps in the net of roping plus a hidden vibrator lost in his internal recesses but apparently going flat out, in the red zone.

Gabriel Reyes, Jack Morrison Bound

This is the opening image of one of Damo Dee's incremental series. 
It's not Eddie this time but Jack Morrison, aka Soldier 76 (from Overwatch) 
another handsome cove in similar, square-jawed vein. Gabriel Reyes is his unseen captor.

I've always been a fan of musclemen bulging out of their shirts and putting them in an upper body harness with under-the-pec roping is a good way of exaggerating that characteristic. Damo has extended the trick to the arms here with tight loop just below the shoulder muscles, plus short sleeves which always enhance a man's biceps. 

He's dressed Reyes in mid-length shorts that do a similar job accepting the thighs, in combination with more loops of rope. He's also roped his victim's tackle, Zeus-style, trapping it in a bag improvised from his own shorts. A connecting rope, deep between the butt cheeks, anchors the arrangement. 

Gabriel Reyes is a Marvel character

I'm also drawn to this image because of the sexy (yellow) clothing
It's also nice to see a genuine black personality.   
His persona seems refined but quite fierce.

The unusual 'yoke' cum crucifixion restraint 
is a great way to emphasise muscularity rendered impotent.

This character depicted is Luke Cage (Marvel)  
Jailed for a crime he didn't commit (where have I heard that before?), 
he acquired a bullet-proof skin from a botched operation.
That offers little defence against this threat.


This mitchmen series continues in Damo Part 2 (link pending)

Damo images seem impossible to find on search engines using his name
but I managed to unearth these links via an image search