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Plastic Man #3 Review

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Plastic Man #3 Review

Can Plastic Man save the Suave Prince of Pine Street from the clutches of Man-Bat and the Cabal?

Simone’s Plastic Man story is continuing and the mystery is growing ever still.

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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).

Plastic Man #3 Review

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The Suave Prince of Pine Street is one of my favorite new characters in this book along with the other female sidecast members. Obscura aka the Suave Prince is such an adorable addition to his sidecast and really brings out a great relationship between Eel and her in the fact that he now has to protect her while also acting like a father figure to her. She fits right into his brand of comedy while bringing her own flair to it, with her being the one who introduced ‘wang’ to Eel’s vocabulary.

Doris is another fun character in how she’s constantly pining over him despite both his own objections and the objections of her co worker that he’s just a criminal deep down and is no good for her. The sidecast is what really makes the writing shine. Melo’s art continues to be fantastic with small visual gags such as the heart eyes when Doris is fawning over Plastic Man and the gag towards the start about the Harley Quinn outfits.

There’s not a better creative team for this book in my opinion. Both Simone’s brand of humor and Melo’s ability to give it life are fantastic and really make this book a great comedy with fantastic set pieces and characters. The vibrant colors also give it such a unique and fun feel that it just shines out.

Plastic Man #3 Review
Plastic Man #3
Is it good?
The sidecast inclusion of this issue and how they tie to the story makes this a really fun and great issue.
Adriana Melo's art has a real bright vibrancy and fun to it.
Gail Simone continues to write a really fun and fantastic side cast.
The combination of the gags written by Simone and then drawn by Melo make this creative team the perfect fit.

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