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Warner Bros. Has a Plastic Man Movie in the Works

Plastic Man

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Warner Bros. is working on a Plastic Man movie with Amanda Idoko as the screenwriter. Bob Shaye will executive produce.

The character was created by Jack Cole for Quality Comics in 1941 and DC Comics picked him up when the publisher went under.

Plastic Man is Patrick “Eel” O’Brian, a crook who goes good. A chemical liquid splashes him during a botched heist allowing him to shape-shift and stretch his body.

After years out of the spotlight, the character has come back within the past year as a key character in the recent event Dark Knights: Metal and two series. Currently, he’s starring in a comic miniseries written by Gail Simone as well as The Terrifics written by Jeff Lemire.

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Preview: Plastic Man #6

Plastic Man #6

(W) Gail Simone (A) Adriana Melo (CA) Jason Badower
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It all ends here! Will Plastic Man survive an attack by…another Plastic Man? And if he manages that, will he survive a face-off against the super-villain who set up that first battle? And what about the rest of the super-cabal standing by to see the outcome of those fights? And then…you know what? Let’s have some faith in Mr. O’Brian, who has eeled his way out of all sorts of trouble so far.

Preview: Plastic Man #5 (of 6)

Plastic Man #5 (of 6)

(W) Gail Simone (A) Adriana Melo (CA) Tess Fowler
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Eel O’Brian takes a flexible view of morality: you walk on your side of the line, he’ll keep his feet on his (no promises about his hands, eyes, ears or midsection). That all stopped when his alter ego Plastic Man got suckered into the high-stakes world of super-heroic traitors and super-villainous cabals. Now he’s gonna stiffen his spine, screw up his courage and take the law into his own hands. Or he’s going to swat Queen Bee into next Tuesday with his fly-swatter hand. One or the other.

Preview: Plastic Man #4

Plastic Man #4

(W) Gail Simone (A) Adriana Melo (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Plastic Man fondly remembers his days as a simple street thug, when people knew his name and respected his talents (even though no one ever respected him). But he’s turning over a new leaf, mentoring the youth, saving old ladies from pick-pockets and younger ladies from kidnappers. Unfortunately, when he meets the kidnappers and realizes this entire episode’s nothing more than a setup? All those leaves flip back over with a vengeance!

Preview: Plastic Man #3

Plastic Man #3

(W) Gail Simone (A) Adriana Melo (CA) Alex Ross
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Eel went looking for a kid, but he found a Man-Bat instead, who brought him not only to the kid but also to the lair of the secret society that needs Plastic Man to stop asking inconvenient questions. Yes, it counts as comically good fortune if you squint your eyes and look around the corner (which he can totally do without even breaking a sweat. Or, you know, his neck).

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Paul

Top Pick: Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel) – FINALLY! Fantastic Four was the first comic book I ever read and it ignited my passion for comic books. I collected this title for years and was crushed when it was cancelled. I am beyond excited that Marvel’s first family is coming back and I can’t wait to read their new adventures.

 

Brett

Top Pick: The Sandman Universe #1 (Vertigo/DC Comics) – This is it, the return of the classic comic universe! I can’t say I ever read the originals, but I’m fascinated to see what this new entry is like and the new series spinning out of this universe.

Black Badge #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins alone are draws for this new series.

Farmhand #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue was weird in all the right ways where a farm now grows human parts. Funny in so many ways, this is one that’s just strange enough to keep us intrigued.

Hot Lunch Special #1 (AfterShock Comics) – I couldn’t tell you a single thing about what this series is about. I just know writer Eliot Rahal is writing it and since he consistently entertains me, I’m excited to check it out.

Long Live Pro Wrestling #0 (Scout Comics) – Wrestling in comics is becoming a big thing again and this one sounds unique as it follows a former wrestler turned talk show host which sounds like it could stand out.

Mech Cadet Yu #11 (BOOM! Studios) – I love this seres of kids piloting giant mechs fighting off aliens. This isn’t the issue to start but I will constantly recommend this series.

Oblivion Song by Kirman and De Felici #6 (Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics) – This sci-fi series stands out not for the concept/aliens, but the focus on the impact of a catastrophic event. There’s an exploration of PTSD and trauma that’s subtle (and some times not so much) but something we just don’t see in comics much today.

Outpost Zero #2 (Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics) – The first issue was the tense build up of a disaster film. A little mix of a lot of concepts, the center of it all is key, grown up kids who are experiencing it all in their own way. An interesting enough first issue I’m excited to check out the second.

Transformers: Lost Light #22/Transformers: Optimus Prime #22/Transformers: Unicron #3 (IDW Publishing) – The three series come together to deal with the threat that us Unicron. While some are a bit behind the main story, they’re all important in their own way and the bigger picture that’s happening is amazing. This is years of storyline finally converging to one big event and who knows what will happen when it’s all over.

 

Joe

Top Pick: Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel) – The first family of comics is back! It’s long overdue, I mean even DC formed The Terrifics in their absence with a different but in the same mold as our science loving explorers. So pumped to see what Slott and company has in store.

The Sandman Universe #1 (Vertigo/DC Comics) – Another classic and beloved series returns this week. I have high hopes for this book and the four ongoing series it will kick off. It’s Gaiman’s world, we just play in it!

Plastic Man #3 (DC Comics) – While I wish this was an ongoing, I am still looking forward to every issue. It’s such ridiculous fun and mystery.

Superman #2 (DC Comics) – Let’s see what Bendis and company has in store as these issues pile up. I enjoyed both starts to this and Action, and am hopeful the momentum continues. Great start so far.

The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (Marvel) – Spencer and Ottley have done a great job with the first two issues, and I am loving the story with The Lizard, and the school. I can’t wait as the rogues gallery grows, because to me, much like Batman, that’s when Spidey is at its best.

Preview: Plastic Man #2

Plastic Man #2

(W) Gail Simone (A) Adriana Melo (CA) Bilquis Evely
In Shops: Jul 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Eel didn’t like it when a spy blackmailed him over his secret identity, and then a kid found out, and now the dancers at his club know and the concept of a secret identity has gotten stretched way the heck out of whack. But the dancers are helping him find the kid, who was nabbed by some bad guys who don’t know his secret identity, just his costumed persona, which is still a terrible day, even in his pretty rotten life.

Big Two Debut Comics Roundup: Soaring with Hawkman and Thor

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s Big Two Comics Roundup where we take a look at a handful of comics from Marvel and/or DC in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers. Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far.

Each comic will receive a both a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly as well as a score out of ten. The former is based upon how easy it was for new readers to pick the issues up; expect miniseries or first issues to be rated as friendly by default. For second or third issues, more consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. The score out of ten is Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

This version of the Roundup will feature exclusively comics from Marvel or DC comics, all of which were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


 

Hawkman #1 (DC) Regardless of whether you’ve read Dark Knights Metal or you’re picking this up because of the shiny new #1 emblazoned upon its cover, Robert Venditti’s first Hawkman comic is an interesting beast. As with the other comics this week, this is a Friendly comic, even as it has a slowly building tension that’s never quite realised in this issue. Still, worth a look. Rating: 7.8

Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 (Marvel) It hasn’t escaped my notice that Dan Slott is writing this comic, and I won’t lie to you; even with his name attached I had a little trepidation when going into this comic because… I don’t really like Iron Man all that much. But, by focusing this story less on Tony Stark and more on the people around him (including new a newly hired robotics specialist through whom we experience most of the story). Whether it’s because of a new writer whose style I am familiar with, osmosis from the movies, or just a well written comic I had no trouble picking this up and loving every page. Friendly Rating: 8.8

Thor #1 (Marvel) The continuation of Jason Aaron’s rather epic run on Thor, spanning more series than I can remember (or be bothered to look up), that only masquerades as a first issue. Unless you’ve read some of, or are more than passingly familiar with the story of the Jane Foster Thor, the Unworthy Odinson Thor, and the general Thor Thoring stuff, then you’ll struggle with this issue. Due to the complexity of the story, and the sparseness of the recap page, you’ll find this a touch Unfriendly. Rating: 7.4

Plastic Man #1 (DC) So Plastic Man is just a poor man’s Reed Richards, right? That was my sole thought, and the sum of my knowledge on the character, when I picked up this first issue. Which was a fantastically inaccurate assumption. This is  a very Friendly comic, and well worth checking out. Rating: 8.2

Multiple Man #1 (Marvel) You’ve got no idea who Multiple Man is, or where he’s been lately? No problem! You can easily read this and not miss a beat. Friendly Rating: 8.8

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Curbed NY – New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition is an ode to the subway in comic form – This is pretty cool.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Hawkman #1

Comic Attack – Plastic Man #1

The Beat – Space Boy Vol. 1

Comic Attack – Venom #2

Review: Plastic Man #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the return of Plastic Man!

Plastic Man #1 is by Gail Simone, Adriana Melo, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Simon Bowland, Aaron Lopresti, Amanda Conner, Dave Johnson, and Kristy Quinn.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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