Holy Muscle Mystery, Flex Mentallo is finally back in print!

Illustration for article titled Holy Muscle Mystery, Flex Mentallo is finally back in print!

What's in stores this Wednesday? A graphic novel everyone assumed would never be reprinted, the first installment of Avengers Vs. X-Men, and an Alan Moore comic that has been shelved for more than a decade. Definitely not your average Wednesday!


First Issues

On the horror side of things, there are one-shots of Dark Horse's Criminal Macabre and IDW's Infestation 2: 30 Days Of Night. BOOM Entertainment is also releasing writer Sam Humphries' new ongoing series Fanboys Versus Zombies — here's the rundown on that:

One is a decrepit mob of gurgling, ravenous fiends…and the other is a zombie outbreak. When there is no more room in Hell, the undead shall take over Comic-Con! A crew of feuding best friends find themselves trapped inside America's largest comic convention transformed into a seething cauldron of zombies.

Is a horde of starving brain-eaters any match against reflexes battle-hardened by video games, nerves tested by horror flicks, and courage crystallized by comic books?

Illustration for article titled Holy Muscle Mystery, Flex Mentallo is finally back in print!

Grab Bag

One of the weirdest releases to hit stores this week is Image Comics' publication of Alan Moore's unused scripts for Supreme, a comic book that Moore has been off of since the mid-1990s. Here's the synopsis for Supreme #63:

ALAN MOORE's final SUPREME tale is the ultimate jumping on point for new readers! The triumphant return of Image Comics' most powerful hero!

As Supreme romances Diana Dane he takes her on a tour of the Citadel Supreme and tells all of his innermost secrets just as Supreme's most hated nemesis, Darius Dax, makes a most unfortunate discovery: the key to defeat his abhorred adversary!

There are also new issues of Avengers Vs. X-Men, The Boys, Action Comics, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, iZombie, Chew, Fatale, Daredevil, Wolverine and the X-Men, Wolverine And The X-Men: Alpha And Omega, and Casanova: Avaritia. Finally, you can check out previews for tomorrow's issues of Men of War and Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man at these links.

Illustration for article titled Holy Muscle Mystery, Flex Mentallo is finally back in print!

Graphic Novels

The reason to go to the comic ship this week is a long-awaited reprint of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's Flex Mentallo. After remaining out of print for years thanks to some legal wrangling with the Charles Atlas camp, this trippy 1996 miniseries is finally getting its day at the beach after being dismissed for dead.


Here's A.) everything you need to know about Flex; and B.) a synopsis of this reprint:

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.


Other unapologetically weirdo offerings on the shelves include a collection of Tom Scioli's webcomic American Barbarian and Archie Meets KISS. As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here. Happy reading, gang!



Simon DelMonte

Big things for me this week are:

- Swamp Thing, with the story arriving where we knew it would, and Paquette's artwork being amazing. (Just read some old Moore-era Swampy. As good as those scripts were, the Bisette/Totleben art was very hit and miss. That is not a problem now.)

- Dustin Nguyen filling in again on Batwing art.

- The end of the first arc in Action Comics.