Obscurity of DC Presents: Obscure Book Club, Week 64 (June 25-July 1) --- FLEX MENTALLO!

Why hello there, @ObscurityofDCClub and other members of the DC Community! Welcome to Week 64 of Obscurity of DC’s Obscure Book Club! This week we’ll be focusing on…


Number of Issues: 4

Description from dc.com: Once he was Hero of the Beach…and of the Doom Patrol. Now Flex Mentallo, 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.

Now that that’s over with, here are some discussion questions:

  1. Flex Mentallo is often portrayed as a metatextual character who is aware of his existence within a comic book. How does this self-awareness affect his narrative and the way readers engage with his stories?
  2. In Grant Morrison’s “Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery” miniseries, the character explores the relationship between fiction, reality, and the power of belief. How does Flex Mentallo’s story challenge traditional superhero tropes and explore the nature of storytelling?
  3. Flex Mentallo’s physical appearance and costume draw inspiration from old-school superheroes. What does this retro aesthetic contribute to his character and the themes explored in his stories?
  4. Flex Mentallo has been praised for its exploration of nostalgia, masculinity, and the power of positive thinking. How are these themes interwoven in his story, and what impact do they have on the reader’s interpretation?
  5. Do you prefer Flex Mentallo as a member of a team, or as his own solo hero? Explain.

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:thinking: Wonder if he ever met Metallo. Their name almost match.


Hmm good point!