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Brooker, Will: "Hero of the beach. Flex Mentallo at the end of the worlds." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 2 (2011), S. 25–37. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2011.578406
BibTeX citation key: Brooker2011
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Flex Mentallo", Gender, Großbritannien, Körper, Morrison. Grant, Quitely. Frank, Superheld
Creators: Brooker
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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This article explores the four-part mini-series Flex Mentallo, written by Grant Morrison with art by Frank Quitely, and published by DC Comics in 1996. With reference to queer theory, comic book history and the culture of male bodybuilding, it argues that Flex the series, and Flex the character, are more fascinating, rich and fundamentally ‘queer’ for their refusal either of an unambiguously straight or gay reading. It celebrates the multiple origins, possible explanations and fluid identities of this narrative in relation to the closure and censorship imposed at various times since the 1950s on the superhero genre, and suggests that the series may have led, in turn, to an opening up of alternate worlds and timelines in mainstream DC Comics continuity.
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