Plastic Man #6

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Adriana Melo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
8.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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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.

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 15, 2018

    Some of the most fun you're going to have with your clothes on! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 16, 2018

    This is one of the funniest books I've read all year and I want more " it is that wang! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Ian Cameron Nov 15, 2018

    This miniseries has been an absolute delight to follow along with, highlighting the strengths of both the creators behind it and the titular hero in front. Plastic Man is a love-letter to the strange, wacky, mischevious & kind-hearted Eel O'Brian, delivering laughs, joys and acceptance of others that we all could use more of! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Nov 14, 2018

    Plastic Man, the character, is one of the most powerful characters in the DC universe with a sleezy exterior and heart of marshmallow fluff. Plastic Man, the series, is a self-contained story that is a long love letter to the marriage of classical and modern superheroe stories. Simone and Melo have created a must read for any DC fan, and arguably any comic book fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Robyn Montgomery Nov 14, 2018

    Plastic Man was a fantastic, fun miniseries that can easily be recommended as a great starting point to anybody interested in the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 14, 2018

    A fun conclusion to an interesting and fun series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Nov 14, 2018

    Maybe Plastic Man is not the most heroic of heroes, but he gets the job done in his own unique and entertaining way. All of the typical components of a mundane costume superhero story are here, only they twisted and re-formed, just like Plastic Man would be expected to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 14, 2018

    Itsa great book with great art, and suggests a sequel or ongoing may be in ourfuture. If the same creative team remains in place, Im all for it. Hopefully,DC, Simone and Melo are on board for the ride. My only concern is for Plasssidekick. Not sure Im digging the whole gender fluidity thing in such a youngcharacter, but Im willing to be open minded. Hopefully, Ill learn something. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 19, 2018

    A solid ending with a built-in sequel hook and stellar art, plus a little lateral thinking by the stretchy feller. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 15, 2018

    This is a fun and emotionally satisfying end to this mini-series. The last page promises us that Plastic Man will return, and with Janet out there, she certainly the odds on favorite to be the antagonist in Plas's next outing. Hopefully, Simone and Melo will return and continue to give us more of their faithful, yet modern take on the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Nov 14, 2018

    Overall, it's a solid issue capping off a solid series, and one can only hope we'll see more of Eel O'Brien soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 14, 2018

    It's a good issue, but until we know that these plots are going to be resolved, it's also rather unsatisfying. Hoping for a sequel announcement as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 14, 2018

    I can't believe it, but I actually have to give this series an F.U.5 in the final analysis. It's a waste of time and money. There are some good offbeat moments, but as a six-issue narrative, it falls flat. This issue is the most weighted with the story, so if you have to buy one, this is it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Br'er Lapin Nov 16, 2018

    It may not have tied all loose ends, but we already are told it will be continued and I look forward to seeing Plastic Man continue with his new sidekick.

  • 7.0
    Shodan Nov 24, 2018

    This final (kind of) issue of Plastic Man was a bit of a let down. The Cabal working behind the scenes never really grabbed me and I can't say even after reading it I know what their overall plot to ruin Eel even was. I really liked the build-up of Granite Janet and glad she'll be in the next mini, but it begs the question why was this a mini in the first place when a 2nd mini seems inevitable. Feels like a rush to a conclusion; if I look at it through the lens of an ongoing that will have a long hiatus I feel a little better about it.

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Nov 14, 2018

    I'm as confused after reading this issue as I were after reading Watchmen or V for Vendetta for the first time. Not that Simone has anything on Alan Moore, but the point is, I have absolutely no clue what this 6 issue comic is about exactly. And contrary to Moore's work, I have no expectations to find any deeper meaning in between the verses. It's a mess, and it hurts me to say it, since it started out amazingly, with so much heart, humor and potential for the future, it instantly became one of my monthly favourites. Too bad the run derailed halfway, and never recovered.

    I don't know what happened - maybe Simone never had any end goal for the story, maybe she had to rush the comic to meet her deadlines, or she tried to squeeze to more

  • 6.0
    egon244 Nov 18, 2018

    "Exsqueeze me?"

    Well, this was a little better than the last issue, but nowhere near the level of the first three issues.
    The miniseries reaches its conclusion and it's not really satisfying. It's messy and rather humorless.

    Plast sorta defeats the evil cabal and that's about it. We don't get any resolution with Janet or Granite Janet, neither with Obscura or the fact that Plastic Man might be wanted for murder.
    The only thing that gets resolved a bit is Pado's story. He escaped and Eel decided to take care of him and the issue abruptly ends.

    It does set up for a continuation, but after the way, this series disappointed me I don't think I want another one.
    By the way, the cover for this is more

  • 4.0
    waltgator93 Nov 13, 2018

    So this was the ending, the ending that really makes no sense thus making it force and rushed. The bad guys all felt forced and out of place. The whole story with Granite Janet felt like it made no sense. Artwork was pretty great wish story was on par to the artwork.

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 16, 2018

    This was a waste. Things are barely ended, and there's a promise of more to come. You got 6 issues to tell a story, but decided to cram too much into it, and now we have to wait for a sequel that's yet to be solicited to get pay off. That blows. Why not just make it an ongoing if that was your intention going in?

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    Watchtower022 Nov 14, 2018

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