Convergence: Plastic Man and The Freedom Fighters #1

Convergence: Plastic Man and The Freedom Fighters #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: John McCrea Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
5.2Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! You have to see this story to believe it! Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters are on the gallows in a New York City taken over by Nazis, when robot super heroes attack from Futures End and enemies become allies.

  • 8.3
    The Latest Pull - Nathan Stout Apr 30, 2015

    Oliver's wrting is very strong here. The pacing was consistant and the dialogue felt natural. There is a great deal of narration in this issue, but that narration works to add to the story, equally telling what happens and developing Plastic Man's voice. His characterization of Plastic Man is great, placing emphasis on his desire to put his criminal past behind him. The other characters on the team really didn't get enough screen time to develop at all. It's clear that this book is the Plastic Man show. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece May 19, 2015

    I suppose that Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters #1 is a fine book, as far as it goes. John McCrea captures the gloom and despair of a New York City that is ruled by Nazis. And Simon Oliver provides a somber little story about failed heroes at, almost literally, the end of their ropes. But there is nothing special here. Nothing that we haven't seen a million times before over the last forty years. It all seems pretty wrong for these characters; and it is disappointing that so little of their pre-crisis, pre-DC spirit found its way into this book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson May 4, 2015

    Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters #1 isn't a bad issue, just middle of the road in every respect. Both Plastic Man and Freedom Fighter fans will most likely be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 30, 2015

    While I had high hopes for this title, in the end it just doesn't have enough time to explore the landscape and atmosphere of this Nazi controlled world because of it's need to bring us up to speed with the dome and how it's affected our heroes.  Pretty standard stuff and besides for a couple of interesting concepts that aren't explored as much as I would have liked them to be, there isn't much to this issue.  Heroes good, Nazies bad, Dome goes up, Dome goes down. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 1, 2015

    Convergence: Plastic Man And The Freedom Fighters #1 isn't a bad comic, but there's not much to that is exciting, either. It lacks a lot of the spark that many other Convergence tie-ins have had, and I doubt I'll be revisiting this mini. Plastic Man is a character that can go some crazy places, or at least have some fun, and there's none to be found in this comic. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng May 4, 2015

    The team's battle rival isn't announced until the last page. The choice of opponent is out of left field, but that isn't enough of a hook. "Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters" #1 fails in execution because its passive narrative and lack of characterization undermine investment in the plot and premise. Read Full Review

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