I bought my copies of Flex Mentallo off the stands, from Forbidden Planet in Newastle I think. I loved Frank Quitely’s work, and was always surprised that no one else I knew seemed to. But that was back then. I pored over each panel, I swiped from a few, and Flex Mentallo seemed to be the perfect encapsulation of his work.
It was matched by these colours that seemed to pop out, in the comic about comics, this fiction about fictions, everything seemed to hyper-exaggerated, it just worked.
I still have my back issues – a DC executive told me to keep hold of them as they would never be reprinted.