Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery Deluxe

Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery Deluxe

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by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely
     
 

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Now a New York Times #1 Bestseller!

Collected for the first time, an early classic from the ALL-STAR SUPERMAN team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, newly recolored.

Once he was Hero of the Beach . . . and of the Doom Patrol. Now Flex Mentallo, the Man of Muscle Mystery, returns to investigate the sinister dealings of his former comrade, The Fact, and a

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Now a New York Times #1 Bestseller!

Collected for the first time, an early classic from the ALL-STAR SUPERMAN team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, newly recolored.

Once he was Hero of the Beach . . . and of the Doom Patrol. Now Flex Mentallo, the Man of Muscle Mystery, returns to investigate the sinister dealings of his former comrade, The Fact, and a mysterious rock star whose connection to Flex may hold the key to saving them both.

This fast-paced tale twists super hero tropes, introducing one mind-boggling concept after another in a tour de force of innovative storytelling.

This long-asked-for Vertigo title is collected at last, presenting an early collaboration between writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely, who would win much acclaim on ALL-STAR SUPERMAN and WE3.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This legendary epic in the oeuvre of the acclaimed Morrison/Quitely team (We3; All-Star Superman) is at long last available after legal troubles kept it out of print for years. Flex Mentallo is just one of dozens of secondary character in the acid trip of comic artist Wallace Sage, who is attempting to commit suicide on an industrial-strength drug cocktail while Flex and other super-powered beings attempt to save the earth from an all-consuming menace called the Absolute. The power of imagination is the most supreme force of all in this consummate comic saga, as Sage’s boy-incarnation becomes the most unlikely of possible saviors in this wacky existential epic. With more competing narratives and alternate realities than any string theorist could ever fantasize about, this comic is a difficult plod at times, the convoluted story line and laborious text requiring preternatural focus. Quitely’s art is unrivaled—the superabundant imaginative details going toe-to-toe with the artist’s stunning graphic flair. Morrison has attained a kind of metaphysical apotheosis with Flex, seemingly combining multiple competing realities until the difference between mind and matter withers into pure abstraction—but the gushing stream-of-consciousness text bubbles, and pervasive captions overburden the sizzling art at times. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"A compelling work by one of the best writers of the modern era...Grant Morrison at his metaphysical prime."--iFanboy

"Morrison and Quitely have the magic touch that makes any book they collaborate on stand out form the rest."-MTV's Splash Page

"The Paul McCartney/John Lennon of comics."--Nashville City Paper

"Writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely might be the the best one-two punch in comics"--Toronto Metro News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401232214
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Edition description:
Deluxe
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
400,001
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Grant Morrison has been working with DC Comics for twenty years, after beginning this American comics career with acclaimed runs on ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL. Since then, he has written such best-selling series as JLA, BATMAN and New X-Men, as well as creator-owned titles as THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY, THE FILTH, WE3 AND JOE THE BARBARIAN. Morrison has also expanded the borders of the DC Universe in the award-winning pages of SEVEN SOLDIERS, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, FINAL CRISIS and BATMAN, INCORPORATED, and he currently reinventing the Man of Steel in the all-new ACTION COMICS.

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Flex Mentallo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great artwork and story line. It reminded me of a Palahniuk narration with its dark and oddly inter twinned realities, and, of course, the sometimes malevolent wit.
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the_Bleu_Lobster More than 1 year ago
Trying to explain Flex Mentallo in a few sentences is futile. Trying to explain it to non-comic readers is like explaining operating systems to a cat. This story fits well with Grant Morrison's Invisibles and The Filth. Very abstract storytelling with beautiful art.