Plastic #1

Writer: Doug Wagner Artist: Daniel Hillyard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
8.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he "met online." Her affection quiets his vile urges. Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD, eating doughnuts and enjoying their healthy appetites for each other. Life is good...until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom.

Oh, and did we mention that Virginia is a sex doll?

"This is the weirdest shit I've ever read. I love it!" - ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRMAN & AZACETA, INVINCIBLE)

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Apr 19, 2017

    Plastic #1 is a strong and intriguing start, providing nuance to what could easily be pure exploitation. It feels like some punches are being pulled for the sake of easing us in, but it also serves to titillate with the question of just how hard they're going to nail us later. This book is, of course, not for everyone. But, if you can stomach the likes of Nailbiter and the similarly dark and gruesome, I highly recommend picking this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack Apr 22, 2017

    A perfect initial issue for a dark and twisted love story. The mystery and absurd aspects are laid out nicely as we jump into a story of a man needing to use his skills and assets in an attempt to get the love of his life, a blow up doll, back from a billionaire. Other than a couple times being a little confused by the art I had zero complaints about this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 25, 2017

    Plastic #1 is as strange as they come, but it's an amazing comic that should not be missed. This one is going to be a favorite over the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Outright Geekery - Lucas Rivas Aug 12, 2017

    All things consider I would recommend this book, but only to people who would like out of the ordinary stories. At its price point of four dollars it won't break the bank. However I would strongly urge the readers to trade wait since it's only a mini series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 28, 2017

    Plastic is a twisted, violent ride of a comic. It harkens back to early Tarantino with quick wit and tons of blood. Instead of someone like Michael Madsen or Uma Thurman, you've got a serial killer and his sex doll. The artwork perfectly captures this mix of action, horror, and dark humor.  This is one of the most impressive first issues of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Amie Macias May 7, 2017

    I particularly liked that the other cover choices were included, as well as the thought processes behind the making of issue 1, and a sneak peak of issue 2. There are so many unanswered questions left, like who is the guy holding Virginia hostage. And what's the deal with the action figure? What I do know is, I can't wait to pick up, rather sneak, issue 2 off the rack and you should too! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Apr 20, 2017

    This book is twisted and wrong in the best way. Issue #1 is a really great start to what I think is going to be a very intriguing series. If you're someone who likes outsiders or loves the strange, this book is definitely for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 19, 2017

    Plastic is a book about love, the things that someone would do for love mixed with a little bit of crazy and some over the top bad guys. What's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D Apr 19, 2017

    Writer Doug Wagner has created a gonzo storyline that is as interesting as it is disturbing. Victor seems to the reader to be a strange but honorable figure, that is until you realize that he is willing to maim and kill to protect an inanimate object. Inanimate to you and me, but very real to the unhinged Victor. Daniel Hillyard's art and Laura Martin's use of color bring this odd tale to life, with vivid lines and perfectly balanced colors. Victor reminds me of The Joker without the makeup, but no less an obsessive persona. This should be an interesting title to keep note of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Apr 19, 2017

    Plastic is weird. It's absurd and it's twisted. But it's also good storytelling, and good storytelling deserves to be read. Be sure to pick this book up before it sells out! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Rebecca Booth Apr 19, 2017

    This initial issue ends on a sinister note, hinting at much darker instalments as we journey into Edwyns psyche, and his fragile faade begins to fracture. One for horror hounds with a penchant for darker and more gruesome fare, its a promising start to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Gizmo May 17, 2017

    Damn, that's F'ed up.

  • 7.5
    Synthozoid May 1, 2017

    Didn't grab me enough to pick up issue #2. It was fine, I just don't care what happens next.

  • 7.5
    Kgphil01 Apr 24, 2017

    Overall I liked this first issue (I'm a sucker for this extremely out there crazy books with awesome premises). But I feel like the info in this issue was extremely rushed. First the book never even mentions Edwyn is a serial killer honestly the book made him out to be a Black-Ops soldier who just has a very creepy vibe. Even the scene when Edwyn takes out a few local kids who are messing with Virginia in the car makes him out be a highly trained soldier more than a serial killer. We see Edwyn and Virginia already in their "relationship" from the get go and are given no info on how this came to be or honestly why we should care. No one who sees them seems to even look twice and the ones who do seem to just want to get with Virginia themselv more

  • 10
    Da110nT Jul 8, 2017

  • 9.0
    DavidTC Apr 28, 2017

  • 9.0
    Peaches Apr 22, 2017

  • 8.0
    Houdini Aug 13, 2017

  • 8.0
    Alex Mackay Jun 16, 2017

  • 8.0
    sovereignsfall18 May 31, 2017

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Apr 22, 2017

  • 7.5
    Veido Mar 2, 2020

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