We kick off the first week of summer with the hero of the beach himself. The miniseries is perhaps morrisons most underappreciated book, but that does not take away from the quality of the book. Flex mentallo is a comic book character created by grant morrison for his run on. Flex mentallo is essentially metafiction, full of the pervasive and winking reflexivity of other morrison series like animal manwhich used a wile e. Get the best deals on silver age x men comics when you shop the largest online. Subscribe to marvel unlimited to read x men comic lists by marvel experts. Despite her title, she also talks about movies, tv shows, and other aspects of pop culture. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Get the best deals on pgx modern age comics 1992 now. Dcu resident wallace sage, as a child, created his own comic book using nothing but a green pen. Flex mentallo is basically very meta, spinning a character from comic book ads into a comic book protagonist and investigating the effect that has on a reader. Comicbookgirl19 talks about the legendary grant morrison on. Due to the xmens immense popularity, marvel has launched dozens of spinoff series, called xlegs, throughout the years like uncanny xmen, most xbooks feature mutants, humans born with extraordinary.
In one week, in two weeks here comes flex mentallo. X men on sweaty comic book nerds with jon schnepp and comicbookgirl19. Weve been selling comics since 1961 our first sale. This edit will also create new pages on comic vine for. That is also the issue in which we begin learning his true origin. Earth 2 hardcover, the invisibles, transmetropolitan, the authority, captain america, new x men, sandman. We discussed his beginning with watching the youtuber. But little do they suspect that lurking in the shadows of the. Flex mentallo is a philosophical treatise on the superhero comic, the. Grant morrison first appeared as a comics character in cameos in animal man nos. The x men first appeared in the selftitled x men comic, cover dated september 1963. The comic book girl 19 show discusses the happenings in art culture including comic books, movies, tv, game of thrones, and. This guy has the talent and weirdness of alan moore without the hatred towards super heroes.
The 15 best grant morrison comics of all time paste. Flex mentallo getting meta with morrison and quitely. Sweaty comic book nerds does the maestro of madness, grant morrison. Comicbookgirl19 loves flex mentallo, man of muscle mystery. Ok, i dont even know how to start this shameless fangirl rant on the awesomeness of morrison. Grant morrison, mbe born 31 january 1960 is a scottish comic book writer and playwright.
Flex mentallo on the cover of a doom patrol collection. Superhero comics are a guide to a post human world, and flex mentallo is our first step on that journey. Find your answers inside the pages of this comic book, as we set the stage for new beginnings, as well as the reintroduction of some classic doom patrol characters, including niles caulder, negative man, flex mentallo, and crazy jane. Described by warren as a sexy superhero comedy, empowered. Danika lee massey, also known as comic book girl 19, cbg19, or danikaxix, is a youtube. Subscribe to marvel unlimited to read xmen comic lists by marvel experts.
Flex is in part a parody of charles atlas longrunning the insult that made a man out of mac advertisements seen in american comics from the past. Grant morrisonnew xmen, all star superman, doom patrol, flex mentallo, animal man, 52. After recently seeing the wolverine at the cinemas the other day i decided to go through the x men film collection. Comic book girl 19s web series started roughly a year ago and releases a new episode about once a week. The cbg19 videos are directed and edited by tyson wheeler, and the creative partnership is called team 19 or team 19 productions. Aug 22, 2011 a guide to the comic book greats sprawling work, from batman to the invisibles. Dc comics batman danger girl 1 variant cover pgx graded 9. In 1991, a second, companion series debuted, marking the first time that more than one xmen series would be published. The xmen are a team of superheroes appearing in american comic books published by the marvel comics. The xmen first appeared in the selftitled xmen comic, cover dated september 1963. Flex adrian corbo is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in american comic books published by marvel comics. What was supposed to be a relaxing day in the sands and waves for the doom patrol turns. Flex mentallo is a philosophical treatise on the superhero comic, the definitive exploration of what makes the form work and why its important for the world as a whole. G morrisons run on this title is possibly my favorite run of any title ever.
It was called my greenest adventure, and starred flex mentallo. He is a former member of the superhero team alpha flight, but later got downgraded to beta flight. Apr 19, 2019 flex mentallo cover art by frank quitely. Her focus still skews towards comics, but her best quality is the way she casually talks with the viewers.
Flex mentallo is a comic book character created by writer grant morrison and artist richard case in 1990, during their run on doom patrol. Oct 30, 2018 the fantastic four revolutionized comics, the avengers have racked up billions at the box office, the justice league has the most famous members, the x men are among the most popular comic book. The crucial problem with flex mentallo is that morrisons idea of what comics are, and what life. But there is another world, the superhero world, and for him, its a world thats just as valid and alive as ours, if not more so. Coyote pastiche to reprise duck amucks notion of cartoonistasgod, much like flexs take on the archetypal comic book ad spins off into investigations of the comics reading experience.
Flex mentallo, man of muscle mystery, is compelled to seek out destiny beach, the mythical bodybuilding valhalla he once called home. Ok, i dont even know how to start this shameless fan girl rant on the awesomeness of morrison. A young girl from kansas who became an honorary, and eventually, full fledged member of the doom patrol. The comic book girl 19 discusses the happenings in comic books, movies, scifi, pop culture, and art, broadcasting weekly videos on youtube. Why you should check out comic book girl 19 moar powah. Get the best deals on silver age xmen comics when you shop the largest online selection at.
The fantastic four revolutionized comics, the avengers have racked up billions at the box office, the justice league has the most famous members, the. Jun 30, 2012 on todays show we talk about comic books for smart people. Flex mentallo can also be read as a history of comics in general, not just the silver age. A each issue corresponds somewhat roughly to a period of development in comics.
Flex mentallo by grant morrison writer and frank quitely artist. On todays show we talk about comic books for smart people. A terriffic remake of the old xmen issues this comic tells the first adventures of dr xavier, cyclops, beastbefore he turned blueiceman marvel girljean greyand angel and then theres the bad guys as magneto, the scarlet witch,toad quicksilver, the blob and mastermind also. The invisibles is grant morrisons definitive work about our world, the nexus of his philosophical worldview, simultaneously the source and culmination of his ideas about our universe. Man of muscle mystery tp 01 by quitely, frank isbn. 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 holding the key to saving them both. Comic book girl 19 gives her opinions on comics, movies and more. Jul 14, 2012 grant morrisonnew x men, all star superman, doom patrol, flex mentallo, animal man, 52. Since dc has finally come around to putting out a big ol collection of flex mentallos comic book appearances, its time the true story of flex can be told. Due to the x men s immense popularity, marvel has launched dozens of spinoff series, called x legs, throughout the years.
Endless nights and the opening issues of the hit series batman and robin. I got six chambers of semijacketed realism aimed right at your sea of tranquility. Like uncanny x men, most x books feature mutants, humans born with extraordinary powers due to a genetic mutation. Comic book girl 19, then we talk about famous comics and comic book writers such as. The comic book girl 19 show episodes comic book girl 19. Age comics to the powera of imagination to the history of comic books in general. A guide to the comic book greats sprawling work, from batman to the invisibles. New listing xmen comic book number 1 1963 no cover. Apr 08, 2009 feast your eyes on the foundation of one of comic s mostfamous franchises. This leads into an utterly absurd comic book moment where flex flexes his muscles, displays the giant hero halo and defeats the moonman. Xmen, fight club 2, chuck palahniuk, flex mentallo, grant morrison, alan moore, watchmen, v for vendetta, super heroes, marvel, warren ellis, the invisibles, matrix, and finally we talked about the. Earth 2 hardcover, the invisibles, transmetropolitan, the authority, captain america.
Flex mentallo covers all 4 comic writing periods golden age, silver age, bronze or dark age and modern age. 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 holding the. Mar 31, 2017 the miniseries is perhaps morrisons most underappreciated book, but that does not take away from the quality of the book. Doom patrol has appeared in different incarnations. Since 1998 he has drawn the greens selfpublished, blackheart, missionary man, shimura, inaba, ten paradox press shorts, six vertigo shorts, flex mentallo, 2020 visions, batman. These tales turned super hero adventure on its head, challenging the boundaries of the genre with characters like crazy jane, the brotherhood of dada, flex mentallo, danny the street and many more. Its all here from the very beginning with the debut of cyclops, angel, beast, iceman and marvel girl, professor x s teen team with a mission of peace and brotherhood for man and mutant, in their first battle with the master of magnetism, magneto. In 1996 morrison wrote flex mentallo, a doom patrol spinoff with art by frank quitely, and returned briefly to dc universe. On the comic book girl 19 show, cbg19, robot, and space brain have adventures in their attempt to make a youtube show about movies, comics, and pop culture. A flexible people tied in sexknots, girl avengers with bondage suits and bandoliers. The entire run of grant morrisons doom patrol is collected in hardcover.896 672 108 599 124 1167 1255 255 1174 1666 1393 724 1581 1384 1010 619 1193 924 428 1612 1225 376 514 902 673 1665 921 217 783 713 655 628 1489 824 97 162 954 889