Plastic Man #3

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Adriana Melo
Colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick
Letters Simon Bowland

As fun and crazy as Plastic Man has been in this series, this issue doesn’t play much into any story that Gail Simone is attempting to tell.

With the popularity of comic book characters that are a little crazy and famous for breaking the fourth wall to the audience, it is hard to not compare Plastic Man to another red and black suited character from a different comic book universe. With the silliness of Plastic Man, it took me away from where Gail is wanting the story to go. Is it simply a story to show how silly Plastic Man is? Or legitimately tell a story that involves Plastic Man?

This issue was unfortunately a short read that does not help the case for it being a mini series. This issue contains a “stretched out” (pun intended) fight, a redemption of a villain, and set up for the next issue. There are some slight details that can be appreciated by being an overall fan of Gail Simone. The small child that Plastic Man is saving in this series, claims that they haven’t decided yet on if they should be considered a “him” or “her”. As a fan of Gail Simone, she has been seen as a big supporter of the LGBT community and has pushed it in the comics industry.

With just three issues left in this series, I’m still looking forward to what Simone has in store for Plastic Man by the last issue to make me want to pick up anything from her in future.


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