Showcase Presents: Metamorpho (The Brave and the Bold I (Single issues) #57-58, 66, and 68)
by Bob Haney, Gardner F. Fox, Ramona Fradon , Joe Orlando , Sal Trapani , Jack Sparling , Mike Sekowsky
This massive black-and-white volume collects all Metamorpho's Silver Age adventures, from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #57-58, 66, 68, METAMORPHO #1-17, and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42! Guest-starring Batman, the Justice League of America, the Metal Men and more!
Paperback, 560 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by DC Comics
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Never paid much attention to Metamorpho until I got this book. A thrill-seeking playboy gets turned into a chemical freak by rich Simon Stagg. His jet-setting playgirl daughter still loves him even though he's the wild-looking Metamorpho, The Element Man. Most of the stories in the book are illustrated by the great Ramona Fraidon. I didn't even know DC had a woman drawing comics. They sure kept it on the down-low back then.
I usually don't put comics on my Goodreads list but this one was really interesting. Metamorpho is a pretty silly character who can turn himself into any element or shape he wants. This was pure silver age DC madness, where stories seem written by madmen or children who have only the slightest idea of how the world works. The stories seem to be taken directly from the subconscious and have a dream logic. Ultimately theses stories were just really fun.