Comics / Comic Reviews / DC Comics

Review: Plastic Man #3


rubber_glue.jpg

By Philip Schweier
Aug 10, 2018 - 12:49

plastic-man-003.jpg
I’m enjoying this weird and whacky series, because anyone who is tired of the “dark and gritty” DC Universe now has an alternative. Plastic Man makes a welcome counterpoint. But this issue started off a little confusing, as Plas disguises himself as Harley Quinn. I suppose the white goggles were suppose to make it clear it was Plastic Man in disguise but it failed for two reasons: 1.) Plas has never demonstrated such chameleon like qualities before; and 2.) Harley Quinn is not above swiping Plastic Man’s goggles, mostly on a whim.


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.


Rating: 4/10

Support this writer on Patreon


Last Updated: Aug 10, 2018 - 12:52

Join the discussion:

Add a Comment


     Support Philip Schweier on Patreon         Philip Schweier's Twitter        RSS       Mobile       Contact        Advertising       Terms of Service    ComicBookBin


© Copyright 2002-2018, Toon Doctor Inc. - All rights Reserved. All other texts, images, characters and trademarks are copyright their respective owners. Use of material in this document (including reproduction, modification, distribution, electronic transmission or republication) without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. Toon Doctor ® is registered trademarks of Toon Doctor Inc. Privacy Policy