Plastic Man #2

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Adriana Melo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 20
8.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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.

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Jul 12, 2018

    Gail Simone, Adriana Melo, Kelly Fitzpatrick & Simon Bowland continue the high quality of the first issue with this entry, even raising the bar! All aspects of this comic remain top-notch, and the further fleshing out of Plastic Man's character by his actions in this comic are quickly making it one of the best character-pieces I've read in ages! It's a shame this is only a six-issue miniseries, as I'd LOVE to see this creative-team continue to tell more stories with Eel O'Brian! Is this comic "wang"? I DON'T KNOW, but I do know it's not-to-be-missed! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jul 11, 2018

    Brimming with charm and oodles of heart, we just can't get enough of DC's stretchy super! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 11, 2018

    Gail Simone, Adriano Melo, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Simon Bowland have perfectly captured the anarchic spirit of Jack Cole's original Plastic Man comics and neatly updated their sheer insanity for the modern day. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Jul 12, 2018

    Another fun issue that couldnt be possible without both writer and artist. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 11, 2018

    There are so many twists and turns, 'a-ha' moments, and winks at the reader in this issue. Here is a wonderful, colorful world of sex, crime, and conspiracy; with a quirky charm to it. Simone and Melo are an immaculate duo, and will make you a fan of Plastic Man in short order. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Sequential Planet - Quinn Morris Jul 13, 2018

    Gail Simone brings us what is sure to become one of the all-time best Plastic Man stories. It's hilarious, heartfelt, and an amazing exploration of the character. Don't miss out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 11, 2018

    Plastic Man is ridiculous, cowardly and irrationally afraid of Batman. He also has some weird theory about those Robin kids. Action and hilarity ensue, so the book is a great time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jul 11, 2018

    PLASTIC MAN #2 doesn't sacrifice its narrative for the sake of entertainment, which establishes a balance that makes the story such a success. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 12, 2018

    Plastic Man #2 is a comedic superhero book I can very easily get behind. Its fun, Eel OBrian is endearing, and there are some dark elements to keep the tone from ever approaching saccharine. I laughed, and I was engaged with the story. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 11, 2018

    Now that we know who Plastic Man is, we spend some time learning how Plastic Man does...which is to sproing himself to and fro like a rubber chicken with its head cut off. The ever-wang Suave Prince in a hoodie takes a larger role in the story, but nothing could ever crowd out the wacky antics of Plas. A highly enjoyable book, full of yuks and gags. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 11, 2018

    The first issue surprised me with just how much of a crime drama it was, but Plastic Man #2 embraces the absurdity of the character as Gail Simone cuts loose and has fun with one of DC's most over-the-top characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jul 13, 2018

    A solid second issue. In the classic tradition of dime store gumshoe novels, Plastic Man knows what it is like to be on the wrong side of the law. He has a strong moral compass and he knows why it matters to help people. Hes not perfect, but he is willing to do the right thing. Slowly, his desire to do better than the life he used to live is leading him to become a detective. Its a slow road, but a great journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick Jul 11, 2018

    This title continues to be a strong delight. Plastic Man deserves more recognition, more than just simply being on the Terrifics. The creative team, thus far, have been doing a beautiful job with the character. They not only capture the unique movement and positioning of the character but also who is a character is at his core. He is not Batman, nor is he Superman. He is his own, very flawed hero. He cannot always win, but in his own way, he will keep trying. He is one of the most relatable heroes, despite not appearing as such. Instincts will have us run away, not run towards. He is the hero of the people, and this is the title for him. Recommendation: very much so if looking for fun, heart, and great character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 11, 2018

    It's classic superhero storytelling, but with vibrant, splashy configurations and jokes to spare, it all really works in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 30, 2019

    As much as I enjoyed the first issue of the series and the way it had worked backward and forward on the timeline, this one doesn't have quite the same impact. It's a little more streamlined and straightforward which works well enough and even the humor feels toned down a touch after some of the absurdity of the first. O'Brian is certainly a draw and I like him in both his normal form and his hero mode as they're fascinating to watch in how they move and interact with people. With a few more issues to go this can pretty much go anywhere so I'm curious to see where it wants to further establish itself before wrapping thinhs up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 11, 2018

    Butthe humor is still there, such as the moment when Plastic Man is riddled withbullets. I know, since when did murder equal wacky fun? Since he didnt die,its hardly murder. (Nor a spoiler, cuz you dont kill off your star in thesecond issue) (unless your name is Joss Whedon). Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 16, 2018

    Amusing and well-drawn, featuring a hero with flaws who works to overcome them. It's a fun issue! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 11, 2018

    Plastic Man continues to be a fun series so far with this second issue, but the plot felt a little thin with the deviation away from both the JLA mystery and the mystery of Plastic Man's past. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jul 13, 2018

    "Plastic Man" #2 is very well drawn and generally well written, but the plot doesn't hang together. It's a fun, entertaining read, but not entirely satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comic Watch - Joe Bainbridge Jul 29, 2018

    This issue was more fun than the last and Plastic Mans infiltration of Man-bats gang looks promising for the future issues, but this still felt like more of a build up than a story on its own and was lacking in true excitement, but hopefully the next issues will be different. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Jul 11, 2018

    I think it makes sense that Plastic Man is clearly marked as a 6 issue miniseries. This sort of rapid fire non-sequitur humor would likely wear thin if the book ran much longer than that. But for what it is, Plastic Man is a good deal of fun assuming its sense of humor matches yours. It's certainly well worth a look. Read Full Review

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