By Philip Schweier
Aug 10, 2018 - 12:49
But in a showdown with the Cabal, Plastic Man is able to rescue his young, gender-ambiguous sidekick with the help of Man-Bat. The child makes mention of the him/her dilemma, saying “You keep calling me ‘her’ and I haven’t even decided yet.” Really? Is that even germane to the story. He or she is a kid in a comic book, fer cryin’ out loud. Now we have to portray gender-confusion?
Meanwhile, Eel O’Brian’s life continues to spin out of control: accused of murder, his former crime boss looking for a little payback, and no doubt Johnny Law is in hot pursuit, if only the could find him. Thankfully he disguised as DC’s first stretchy super-hero.
I’ll continue enjoying this series, if writer Gail Simone can leave the social commentary out of it and simply tell a nice, funny story about a criminal-turned-super-hero trying to reform, and have fun doing it.
But Adriana Melo’s is fabulous. More please.