Plastic Man #3 Review

Aug 8, 2018

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Plastic Man #3
DC Comics

Words by: Gail Simone
Art By: Adriana Melo
Letters By: Simon Bowland
Colors By: Kelly Fitzpatrick

What a wild and crazy ride Plastic Man has been giving us each month. This issue does not stop with the crazy and that’s why we need an ongoing Plastic Man series with Simon and Melo as the creative team. The main selling point is the cosplay joke that Eel does with the main Harleys you would see in at a convention.

Besides the inside jokes of conventions, the issue is a decent one. Reading it, the story is scattered all over the place and at times is very hard to follow. This might be due to the fact that this is a miniseries and not an ongoing story where they are constrained by time and ideas; which might be the saddest aspect of the story overall.

Melo’s art and style fit Eel O’Brian perfectly as she can draw him as anything that Simon can dish out. This chemistry is very evident in this issue as both Simon and Melo understand the beats that Plastic Man goes to and makes it feel natural and unforced.

Plastic Man #3 is cosmetically perfect, however, the story itself is a jumbled mess. With a shortened jammed packed plot it feels that it would do better with less and not try to jam as much content into an already solid start. I do hope they can continue working on Plastic Man as that might be the true equal to Deadpool that DC has been looking for.

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