L’avanguardia è molto dura e per questo fa paura

Parliamo di supereroi. Anzi, di supercattivi. Nel 1989, sulle pagine della serie Doom patrol, scritta da Grant Morrison, compare la Brotherhood of Dada: una società che celebrava la totale assurdità della vita, e incitava contro la realtà consensuale in favore della liberazione del divertimento e della libido.

Mr. Nobody want the whole word to become an abstract painting . There would be fun, and people would get along, and life would be wacky and stuff. Mr. Nobody picked out a band of weirdo’s and sent dreams to them in order to help him escape. Now they are on the loose, and they intend to bring Dada into the lives of humanity.

Tutto questo nelle 24 deliranti pagine di The Painting that ate Paris. Il riassunto pressapoco questo:

Mr. Nobody’s Brotherhood of Dada stole the painting and absorbed the city of Paris into it. The Doom Patrol followed the Brotherhood into the painting and fought them in several levels of art genres; Surrealism, Symbolism, Impressionism, etc., but was thoroughly defeated. Then, the two teams had to join forces as a new threat appeared – the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse, whom they defeated by sending it to the Dadaism level of the Painting’s world. Since Dada is meaningless, the Horseman was transformed into a harmless rocking horse. The Doom Patrol and Paris were returned to the real world while the Brotherhood remained trapped inside the Painting.

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