By Philip Schweier
Nov 14, 2018 - 9:21
But snarky as this wisecracking super-hero might be, he comes through in the end with some good ol’ fashioned book learning. It’s like the meme that floated around the Internet a year or so back, of Dr. Strange getting his powers from studying. A wee bit more thoughtful than “Stay in school. Don’t do drugs, mm’kay?” But I digress.
Any super-hero gifted with a specific ability surely must not only learn to harness it, but also understand its properties, such as the nature of plastics. Eel takes the time to learn what he CAN’T do as much as what he CAN. And in the end, he discovers there’s more hero in him than he thought, and it has little to do with his super powers.
It’s a great book with great art, and suggests a sequel or ongoing may be in our future. If the same creative team remains in place, I’m all for it. Hopefully, DC, Simone and Melo are on board for the ride. My only concern is for Plas’s sidekick. Not sure I’m digging the whole gender fluidity thing in such a young character, but I’m willing to be open minded. Hopefully, I’ll learn something.