The Dark Knight and the… um… The Elastic Elocutor? I dunno, does Plastic Man even have a cool nickname? And if not, why? And can even these two heroes save Santa Claus? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of The Brave And The Bold #148 awaits!
Sometimes, an issue arrives that is the very definition of the phrase “Worlds Collide,” in all the best ways. Are you ready for the All-Reet 40s and the Swingin’ 60s to smash together, circa the American Bicentennial? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Plastic Man #13 awaits!
Convergence wrapped up this week and that means so do the remaining miniseries. Last month I took a look at Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters #1 so I figured why the heck not read issue two? Will Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters be able to stop the evil cyborg superheroes from the Futures End universe? This Major Spoilers review has the answer!
If you’re anything like me you’ve been waiting for Plastic Man to make a big appearance in his own book for quite a while now. Actually, I’m sure almost no one has been wanting that except me or we’d have gotten it by now. What we do get is Plastic Man in a Convergence tie-in (with some other guys…)! Is it enough to satiate the need for one of the best, most ridiculous heroes ever? Read the review to find out!
Or – “More Evidence That Revamps Are Hardly A New Development…” I find it interesting that, of all the heroes of the 1940s-era, Plastic Man seems to be the one destined to have children. Fans of the 1970’s Plastic Man cartoon will recall his adventures with Baby Plas, while Kingdom Come featured his son as the hero called Offspring. A memorable JLA story featured his illegitimate son from a youthful indiscretion (who later became a Teen Titan, also calling himself Offspring, because Alex Ross apparently needs royalties.) But, have you ever wondered where all this Plastic Dad business kicked off?
Or – “Did You Know That The Pound Is Worth Like A Buck Twenty Five?” The exchange rate can be a scary thing. Some years ago, I went online to purchase a couple of comics at a price already far above what I would normally pay for single issues, without noticing that the price listing was in Great Britain Pounds. (Apparently, money is heavier in the U.K.) As such, I ended up breaking my unofficial ‘don’t pay more than $100 bucks for one comic book’ rule twice in the same day, and ending up in the doghouse with the missus.
It’s Plastic Man week over at ComicTwart and Mike Hawthorne steps up with a nice piece featuring Plas and a special guest…
Or – “This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of Aquarius! Aquaaaariuuuuuuus!” Eel O’ Brien is a character who has seen a lot of incarnations, even as comic book characters go. Originated by Quality Comics back in Dubya Dubya Two, O’Brien became one of the most visually memorable characters of the Golden Age, not merely able to stretch, but change his shape completely, even create complex machinery or be cut into pieces without losing his cohesiveness. The Eelster disappeared in 1956, when a foundering Quality Comics finally went under, but he certainly wasn’t forgotten. At some point, DC Comics acquired
The United States Postal Service unveiled the commemorative DC superhero stamp collection last week at the San Diego Comic Con. The 1st day of issue stamps were available at the convention, but Friday morning post offices around the country began selling the 20 stamp collection.