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Book Title: Doom Patrol Vol. 4: Musclebound|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 559 KB
v The author of the book: Grant Morrison
Date of issue: February 25th 2014
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Read full description of the books Doom Patrol Vol. 4: Musclebound:No-one brings the weird shit quite like Grant Morrison. As ever, Doom Patrol veers between sharp satire and utter incomprehensibility, sometimes within a single panel. Highlights of this instalment include: the secret origins of Flex Mentallo and his attempts to flex hard enough to turn the Pentagon into a circle. A supervillain called the Beard Hunter who has some truly great lines, such as “You know where I’ve been, mom. I’ve been out on the streets, fighting my lonely war against facial hair.” and “Takes more than that to hurt me, creep. I shower in falling debris.” Some random character (possibly John Constantine?) complaining, “I don’t want to hear any more balls about the war between good and evil! You might as well say the war between up and down or left and right, for all the sense it makes.” A supervillain who looks like Foucault with a periscope on his head and claims to be satan - no, really. Several Withnail and I references. Ongoing disdain for the ‘normal’ superheroes that the Doom Patrol supposedly share a universe with: “So, when is the Justice League moving back in here?” “I have absolutely no interest in the activities of the Justice League, Joshua. As long as they stay away from my laboratory, they can keep doing whatever tedious and public-spirited thing it is that they do.”
Then there’s the delightful return of the League of Dada, each of whom has a singularly bizarre backstory. My favourite belonged to The Blur: ‘Some say that if there were no mirrors in the world, we would never grow old; that mirrors eat time and excrete images. The moral of the story, however, escapes me.’ Their leader Mr Nobody emerges from a painting and proceeds to locate the bicycle of Albert Hoffman, discoverer of LSD. After a baffling sequence set in psychedelic Venice, things take a sudden turn into unsettlingly relevant satire when Mr Nobody announces:
"'If you don’t like the news then go out and make some of your own' is another one of my mottos. And so… so so… so… I intend to run for president and win by fair means or foul. Oh, yes. We’re going to invite the world to a party they’ll never forget. A fiesta! A jamboree! Utopia, here we come!"
Thus the book closes on a personification of chaos draped in the American flag raising his fist to the sky. Perhaps that was surreal back in the 90s, but in 2016 it sure ain’t.
Read information about the authorScottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture-jamming and the constant reinvention of his work. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics' Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics' New X-Men and Fantastic Four. Many of these are controversial, yet rate in some of the most critically acclaimed and popular books. He is also active in screenwriting.
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