This week on +Mental Floss we go back to the '70s with Mimi Pond's memoir OVER EASY and back to the '80s with Kyle Starks' ode to cheesy action films SEXCASTLE. Plus, the return of Wally West in THE FLASH.
This week on Mental Floss, Flash Gordon turns 80 and to celebrate we get a great new comic that is both modern and retro. Plus a new weekly Batman book, a comic about Cosplayers, a comic about girls in summer camp solving supernatural mysteries and two comics from Michael Fiffe: All New Ultimates and Copra.
This week’s most interesting comics on Mental Floss:
• That whole crazy BILL WATTERSON coming back to the comics page thing • WALT BEFORE SKEEZIX - the very first Gasoline Alley strips • THAT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE A ROBOT - a hilarious comic about two cops, each trying to convince the other that they’re not a robot • THE EMPTY MAN - A new horror comic about cults and deadly pandemics • SHOWA - The history of Japan in WWII drawn by a pioneer in manga who lost his drawing arm in the war
This week on Mental Floss, see how 6 popular novelists including Margaret Atwood, Gillian Flynn and Dave Eggers did at writing their own comics. Plus two good old boys make a gritty comic that both relishes in and pokes some fun at southern culture.