1. Flex Mentallo (4 issues) (Vertigo, 1996)
A book inspired by a comic book ad. You know, the one where the bully kicks sand in the face of a skinny nerd. Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly’s hero who can change reality by flexing his muscles is as weird as it sounds. And as brilliant. I wrote more about it here.
Flex is the perfect chart-topping miniseries because it speaks to serialization and the disposable nature of the medium itself (yes, like much of Morrison’s work, it’s very meta).