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    Default Plastic Man (Patrick "Eel" O'Brian) Appreciation (2020)

    An appreciation thread for Plastic Man, who first appeared in Police Comics #1 (August, 1941). He was originally published by Quality Comics, but was later published by DC Comics from the 1960s onwards, joining the All-Star Squadron, the Justice League, and the Terrifics, as well as featuring in various solo series.

    Jack Cole (1943):



    Win Mortimer (1967):



    Ernie Chan (1976):

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    Hilary Barta (1988):



    Kyle Baker (2004):



    Alex Ross (2018):


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    Quote Originally Posted by Electricmastro View Post
    Hilary Barta (1988):

    https://i.imgur.com/W1afXuV.jpg
    Totally agree. That miniseries from 1988 was a most pleasant reading experience:


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    I first saw him in old cartoon with a sidekick called Hula Hula, a blonde girlfriend whose name I forget that I just call Daphne because she reminds me of Scooby-Doo Daphne, and a hilarious enemy called Disco Mummy
    Didn't even know he was DC
    He's also drawn really buff if I remember right, more traditional heroic build and personality, compared to the present depiction of lanky and goofy

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    I think what made Plastic Man one of my favorites was his appearances in Batman the Brave and the Bold and his prison break in Injustice annual. Mainly because he was funny and kind of silly but was not to be underestimated because of how useful and resourceful he could be.

    Pretty much the reason I’m reading the Terrifics, which I highly recommend even for the whole team, was because he was going to be on the team. They’ve also done a really good job with him and his son.
    "It's fun and it's cool, so that's all that matters. It's what comics are for, Duh."
    Words to live by.

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    I fell in love with Plas during Joe Kelly’s JLA run. Especially JLA #65 and The Burning Martian storyline.

    Kyle Baker’s series is obviously great. I also really enjoyed Gail’s recent Plas mini series. Her sense of humor was perfect for the character.

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    what was the gail simone series about?

    how have the Crises affected him? Now in the 'rebooted' timeline, what is his accepted general history?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypestyle View Post
    what was the gail simone series about?

    how have the Crises affected him? Now in the 'rebooted' timeline, what is his accepted general history?
    Well currently thanks to Metal and the Terrifics we know he has existed for years but disappeared for a time because he got turned into the egg, as we saw in Metal, and when he returns his wife and son(who has powers as well) are upset with him and he takes time to reconnect with them. Basically forget that Forever Evil origin, he has been a hero for a while but then disappeared and only recently come back.
    "It's fun and it's cool, so that's all that matters. It's what comics are for, Duh."
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    Plastic Man art highlights from Police Comics:

    Police Comics #11 (1942):



    Police Comics #30 (1944):



    Police Comics #47 (1945):

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    Police Comics #58 (1946):



    Police Comics #61 (1946):



    Police Comics #68 (1947):

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    Police Comics #79 (1948):



    Police Comics #81 (1948):



    Police Comics #83 (1948):

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    Remember that time when he mugged Batman in an alleyway?


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    More highlights:

    Plastic Man #4 (1946):



    Plastic Man #10 (1947):



    Plastic Man #13 (1948):

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    Plastic Man #19 (1949):



    Plastic Man #22 (1950):



    Plastic Man #23 (1950):

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    Plastic Man cover from The Terrifics #26 (May, 2020):


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