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Here's the series premise, from what my brain tells me. And frankly, I trust that thing as far as I can throw it. Which would be zero distance. Because I'd die. Also, why don't they put the creative teams' names in full, like this? Surname-only seems a disservice.

Plus, a spirit guide who's a half-naked vintage strongman. As you do. Check it!

Words: Gerard Way
Pencils: Nick Derington
Colors: Tamra Bonvillain


Prior to the series, the Doom Patrol was violently scattered after a mysterious incident on Oolong Island. Some time later, paramedic Casey Brinke begins picking up some really odd characters on the job...

The Story:

Issue #1 sees Casey take the pieces of Cliff Steele, a.k.a. Robotman.

In Issue #2, her ambo dispatch alerts her to a mentally-ill man, revealed to be another Doom Patroller, Larry Trainor / Negative Man - the mummy dude who becomes a shadow, except currently depowered:

Meanwhile in Casey's apartment, Robotman powers up, only to find some mooks searching the place for Casey.

There's some hints of the Oolong Island incident here:

Casey's dispatch alerts her to her own address, where she catches Robotman in the midst of his shit-feeding.

It's here that the two narratives unite, along with the two former Doom Patrollers:

It's revealed that the suspiciously savvy Dispatch that led Casey to Robotman and Negative Man wasn't the hospital at all, and both Casey and partner Sam are accused of commandeering hospital property.

Casey discovers that "Dispatch's" voice wasn't coming from the hospital, but from the ambulance, who reveals itself as Doom Patroller #3: Danny the Street.

Danny takes Casey inside itself, greeted by one of its residents:

I actually don't have reading experience on Flex Mentallo. What's this guy's deal, aside from trunks?


Issue #3:

Flex Mentallo reveals to Casey that Danny the Street has become Danny the Basically Utopia:

After discovering Danny's origin, Casey travels Dannyland and finds a comic, which reveals a shocking truth about her:

Favorite page! Someday I also hope my dog tells me he's proud of me as I wail into the night, a dead clown in my arms. Someday.

Anyway, Danny reveals he's being hunted by the mooks who searched Casey's apartment, and asks his 'daughter' for help:

So, series premise: Danny the Street asks Casey to help reunite/join the Doom Patrol, to defend his utopia from an coming invasion!

Uh, I think. Next post is on Titans. Stay tuned!

Date: 2017-01-11 11:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
Flex Mentallo was created by Grant Morrison, and is basically a riff on the old Charles Atlas "hero of the beach" ads. Y'know, mail-order muscle-gaining techniques, only his come with vague superpowers. He tried to turn the Pentagon into a circle or something and was eventually dropped, amnesic, onto Danny the Street.

He had a miniseries which was out of print for ages because the Charles Atlas people objected to how closely some aspects of him resembled their property, bla blah blah.

Date: 2017-01-12 01:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deathcrist2000
The mini's very much "What if Wes Anderson made a Superhero story", especially with the original colors (they finally released a trade in
'11, but they recolored it). It's a very fun, very personal story for Morrison and probably a must read.

Date: 2017-01-12 12:18 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
this seems suitably bonkers enough for Doom Patrol...

Date: 2017-01-12 07:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
This. Definitely a next step along from Way's own work on the Umbrella Academy, which was blatantly riffing on Morrison's Doom Patrol. I'm definitely gonna pick up the trade for this, it seems really fun.

Date: 2017-01-12 12:52 am (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
What happened with the mysterious masked singing telegram woman who accidentally blew up Casey's roommate in the first issue? Just curious.

Date: 2017-01-12 01:44 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
She moved in with Casey, then made her breakfast. Then she made food for Cliff and Larry. Aside from that, mostly just remained oblivious to the other crap going on.

Date: 2017-01-12 03:58 am (UTC)
raspberryrain: GIF (blink)
From: [personal profile] raspberryrain
Danny is spawning?

Date: 2017-01-12 04:56 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (bear (picnic table))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Maybe he could meet up with Marvel's Pleasant Hill. :)


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