Plastic Man #2 of 6:Capsule Review


Title: Plastic Man #2 of 6

Publisher: DC Comics

Writer: Gail Simone

Art: Adriana Melo

Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick

Letterer: Simon Bowland

Cover: Bilquis Evely with Mat Lopes

Review: ★★★☆☆

“Where is the *&^% is Pado Swakatoon?”

Issue #2 of this series shows Plastic Man on a desperate hunt to find the young boy from the first issue. It’s a strange hunt that even involved a hide and seek splash page that is clever, but it also broke down the narrative of the story. It had to stop and take notice…so maybe it was a good thing. Maybe I’m taking it all too seriously but it was a distraction. I understand Gail Simone’s need to make the character whimsical, even though Plastic Man is fighting for his innocence in the tale. A good portion of the story is played in flashback. Plastic takes a crack at Batman in one panel that makes you think about the Robin factor. The book also adds a classic “Batman” villain to the fray to make things exciting. Plastic Man confuses the character in his retelling of the story to the supporting cast. Added jokes there. Melo’s art needs just a tad improvement. There’s just a few panels here and there that could use more detail or better figure illustrations. The Plastic Man art itself isn’t too bad but just needs a few tweaks. This second issue is still entertaining and gives more to love Plas and the upcoming issues.

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