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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Bursting onto the comic-book scene in 1941, Plastic Man was a bright spot in a Golden Age of heroes, standing out as one of the most unusual and innovative creations of the time. A reformed criminal turned do-gooder, Plastic Man stretched the definition of the strong-jawed, straight-faced super-hero to its absolute limits. Pitted against an equally odd and colorful group o ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by DC Comics (first published 2001)
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Keith
Yeah, these are as good as everyone says they are. Something about them that's really beautiful is that each story starts with the premise not that the City (unnamed) in which Plastic Man lives is festering with crime, but that it's actually completely crime-free, as the entire underworld lives in mortal fear of Plastic Man. Plastic Man has to actively look for trouble, or finds it when the FBI sends him on vacation because they have nothing for him to do. And most of the fight sequences through ...more
Mike
Every review of a Plastic Man Archive emphasizes creator Jack Cole's imaginative and innovative cartooning. That's because he WAS an imaginative and innovative cartoonist. Plastic Man combined humor, action and page design in ways never really seen before or since. Carl Barks and Don Rosa have done something similar with Donald and Scrooge McDuck as has Jeff Smith with Bone but none of them are as off-the-wall, as straight out goofy as Plastic Man. The humor in this book, like Plas himself, can ...more
Andy
Dec 03, 2008 Andy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: nutty sickos
Although Plastic Man looks like a corny cross between Graham Parker and that guy from The Buggles, Jack Cole's artwork and stories are so insanely over the top it doesn't matter how new wave Plastic Man looks. Great stories include Plas and Woozy Winks in the town that still lives in the gay Nineties, The Lava Man who looks like a running turd, Coroner's Corners (another crazy village), and the crazy old woman who wants to donate $50,000 to rehabilitate criminals. Pretty sick comics!
Travis
Wonderfully goofy and clever with some of the oddly beautiful art. Jack Cole drew gorgeous women, goofy looking men and twisted and turned Plastic man into all kinds of amazing and amusing shapes.
No one that has handled Plastic man in comics has ever been able to top Cole.

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