Vertigo has announced that Grant Morrison’s Flex Mentallo four-issue mini-series will get a collected trade in the Fall of 2011.
Flex Mentallo is a comic book character who first appeared in 1991 in issue #42 of Grant Morrison’s run on Doom Patrol as a member of the audience for Danny the Street’s Perpetual Cabaret. Later in the storyline, Flex reveals that he is actually “The Man of Muscle Mystery”, and tidies his appearance. Flex is revealed to be not an entirely original creation, but rather a parody of the post-workout protagonist of Charles Atlas’ long-running “The Insult that made a Man out of Mac” advertisements seen in American comics from the past.
This will be the first time the issues have been collected, and unless you are a huge Doom Patrol fan, this may be the first time many have heard of the character.
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew takes a look at Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman.
Witness the Man of Steel in exciting new adventures featuring Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Bizarro, and more! The Man of Steel goes toe-to-toe with Bizarro, his oddball twin, and the new character Zibarro, also from the Bizarro planet. And Superman faces the final revenge of Lex Luthor – in the form of his own death! Writer Grant Morrison teams with artist Frank Quitely on this spectacular reimagining of the Superman mythos, from The Man of Steel’s origin to his greatest foes and beyond.
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Grant Morrison shook up the Batverse the very moment he put his fingers to keyboard and cranked out Batman #655. He did it again with Batman and Robin #16, that introduced Batman, Inc. If you’ve read the first issue, you know what Batman and Selina are up to, but do you know what happened between B&R #16 and Batman, Inc. #1? Batman: The Return is there to fill in that gap.
This week on the show: The Dead Live! The Dead Live! Plus, Batman and Robin, Halcyon, and Da Boyz! The Major Spoilers Crew also cracks open The Brat Pack and cast their eyes and their opinions on the trade.
The final Grant Morrison penned Batman and Robin issue arrives in stores today, and if you are wondering how Morrison’s new Batman, Inc. fits into all of this, then you are going to want to take the jump.
Grant Morrison wraps up his run on Batman and Robin this week with the release of issue #16. DC Comics released a sneak peek for you to take a look at, and if you like giant bats, then this issue has you covered.
I never did finish the Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely book because it didn’t hit me in the right way. This trailer makes the story seem much more interesting, and I may have to read the rest of the series before the movie arrives just to see how much is/was changed.
The tables turn as Robin takes a crowbar to the Joker, yet Batman Must Die in the second installment of Grant Morrison’s tale. DC Comics released a sneak peek of Batman and Robin #14 that arrives in stores tomorrow.
I thought we already saw the lost chapter of Batman’s Past when Morrison wrote Batman #701, but apparently that was only part of the story. DC Comics has released a sneak peek of Batman #702 that tells of Bruce Wayne’s adventures between Batman R.I.P. and Final Crisis.