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Review: Plastic Man #1

Plastic Man is written by Gail Simone, illustrated by Adriana Melo, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, and features letters by Simon Bowland. Plastic Man is published by DC Comics.

The first issue kicks off with a pretty big bang. Eel O’Brien getting his ass kicked by his friends. Seems that Eel isn’t the most wholesome fellow…wasn’t the most wholesome fellow? The beating Eel got was pretty brutal. His friends just can’t seem to understand how he came back from the grave.

His friends also are the ones that left him to die the first time. And, second time technically. But, Eel didn’t stay dead. He came back somehow. Now Eel can shape-shift into other people. He can stretch, but isn’t exactly sure on his limitations before he’ll snap.

He’s trying to find his friends that dumped him that night and left him for dead. Talk about one hell of a origin story, right? Along with all this it looks like Eel is a business owner. At a local strip club. His club caters to a certain niche market that I’m sure you’ll find amusing.

It doesn’t take long before Eel finds one of his old friends. Eel goes in head-first as Plastic-Man in hot pursuit of his once bestie, Benny. This is where you get a full taste of his powers. And, i must admit, I have missed seeing Plastic Man bounce around Cole City.

Plastic Man uses his powers to question Benny. But, he doesn’t like the answers he gets from his former friend. Here is where we also learn that Eel must be pretty good at keep his identity hidden. Benny has no clue that he’s talking to Eel. So, what does Eel uncover about his past by talking to Benny?

Eel tries to sleep off the answers he got, but is rudely woken up. There’s a woman trying to recruit him. She goes by the name Obscura. Eel had a feeling someone was following him. He doesn’t seem too freaked out that she knows quite a bit about him. But, what could she possibly need Plastic Man for?

I’ve loved Plastic Man since I read his team-up with Superman in the 90’s. His powers are truly amazing and even wacky because of his twisted sense of humor. When you pick up this issue prepare to laugh. I loved Gail Simone’s take on him, and I think she did an amazing job of capturing Eel’s humor and personality. I really can’t wait to see what happens in the next issue.

Rating: 8/10 Stars.

Plastic Man #1 is now available at comic book retailers everywhere.

Sheena Fisher
Sheena Fisher
Sheena Fisher AKA cosplayer Sheena Bot. She and her husband have been making cosplay magic since 2008. She has been consistently writing comic reviews for titles Harley Quinn, Supergirl, and Rat Queens. Sheena and her husband like to collect money for charities at different conventions during the weekend. By day she works as an Enrollment Agent at MorphoTrust. She is a Fairmont State University graduate with a bachelor's degree in Family & Consumer Sciences. Follow her on Faceboook: sheenabotcosplay

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