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Cult Comic Essentials: Flex Mentallo – Man Of Muscle Mystery Deluxe (Titan Edition-Hardcover)

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.

Flex Mentallo was created by Grant Morrison during his run on Doom Patrol. Flex is in part a parody of Charles Atlas’ long-running “The Insult that made a Man out of Mac” advertisements seen in American comics from the past.

In 1996, Flex Mentallo received his own four-issue mini-series written by Morrison and illustrated by Frank Quitely. The mini-series forms part of what Morrison calls a thematic hypersigil trilogy along with The Invisibles (which also featured artwork by Quitely, among many other artists) and The Filth.

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