Flex Mentallo was pretty much ignored when it was first published, but luckily, I was a DP nut, and preordered the series, nabbing this rarity for myself forever. Owing to legal and bandwidth concerns, I wouldn’t dare reprint the entire series, but I do want to give a sampling of this suppressed classic. Consider this a condensed version. Hopefully DC does reprint this book, because everyone should be able to have it. It's the cat's pajamas, baby!
Flex Mentallo #1:
In FM #1, we find Flex relaxing at the airport, people watching. His breakfast is ready, and he’s about to eat when suddenly: a bomb! Flex disarms the bomb with his powers of muscle mystery, but it proves to be a sham, a hollow shell. Flex takes the bomb to the police, and the Lieutenant shows him a drawer full of weird artifacts. One of the artifacts is a smudged green Fact card, the calling card of his onetime ally, the Fact. Flex theorizes that if he could manifest into the real world, so might the Fact. Flex sets out to find the mysterious crime fighter, and his investigation takes him to an abandoned school for boy sidekicks, and a cryptic conversation with the janitor, who advises him to check the railroad station. A parallel story runs throughout the series, featuring Flex’s creator, Wallace Sage. As a child, Sage created Flex Mentallo in a series of hand drawn comics, but as an adult, he’s a burnt out rock star attempting suicide, relating his thoughts on comic books to the Suicide Hotline operator as he dies. Sage is a substantially different character from the Wallace Sage shown in the Doom Patrol, which implies that this story is not necessarily in that continuity.