Plastic Man #1 of 6: Capsule Review


Title: Plastic Man #1 of 6

Publisher: DC Comics

Writer: Gail Simone

Art: Adriana Melo

Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick

Letterer: Simon Bowland

Cover: Aaron Lopresti; Amanda Conner

Review: ★★★☆☆

Can we say Plastic Man has been a fan favorite for years? I think so. He is the more comedic of the three more popular of the stretchy type superheroes in comics. After issue #1 Gail Simone might have you think otherwise. It’s the fact that Plastic Man or Eel O’Bryan has a criminal past and was the reason for his pliability. We get a nice back story involving his origins that lead into the primary story line. The plot gives us a zag one way only to zig another. It’s a fantastic crime story that Simone has set up for the next five issues. On top of that she add certain types of jokes you normally wouldn’t add to a family friendly type book. Whenever any artist tackles Plastic Man it’s always great idea to capture his whimsical side. Adriana Melo does just that and more. The character is always on the move. The book is off to a great start and has a nice cliffhanger to the first issue. This 6 issue run should be a nice edition to the comic long box.

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