Written by Gerard Way
and Jeremy Lambert
Art by Nick Pitarra
Published by DC Comics
This book continues being delightfully nuts again this month. I have enjoyed this book thus far as it has been completely wacky and well done.
This actually might be the best issue yet of the series as it focuses on one of my favorite characters, Mr. Flex Mentallo.
The book starts off with Flex going to the place that he loves most. That’s right, he is going back to Destiny Beach. It is his version of Valhalla and is a sort of mythical bodybuilding Paradise.
The place has turned into a complete wreck. Flex is hurt beyond belief that this has happened. But he isn’t going to take it lying down.
Flex Mentallo then goes on a journey to find out how his beloved beach has turned into what it is today. He goes over to Jupiter’s Gym. It is there that he runs into some of his old crew. There is a beautifully drawn page by artist Nick Pitarra that shows Flex talking with each of his crew. It’s wonderfully drawn and full of life and character.
The issue gets crazier from there. A contest of champions happens. Flex gets himself involved. Flex finds himself going against the force that has wrecked his Paradise called the Secret Spandex. The fight in the book is just a complete bit of insanity.
There is a subplot with Cliff and how he becomes a kind of leader for this group of people. It too is just bananas. The end of the book is a kind of cliffhanger and I just laughed. I think the creative team has really lost their minds and I am just loving what they come up with.
Nick Pitarra is a great addition to this team as the artist. His work fits perfectly into this world. He is an underrated artist too who gives this book a lot of energy. I really enjoyed his work here and hope he stays on for some time to come.