Plastic Man #1 (2018) 6-issue series

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Plastic Man #1 (2018) 6-issue series

Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:34 am


PLASTIC MAN #1
U.S. Price: $3.99  /  On Sale 6/13
Meet Eel O’Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he’s also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week’s garbage. Literally. Don’t worry, though—he bounced back from all that, and now he’s trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get revenge on his old boss, keep a street kid out of trouble, make a dancer fall in love with him and stop a mysterious society from taking over the world? Eel has no idea!
Art by: Adriana Melo
Cover by: Aaron Lopresti
Variant cover by: Amanda Conner
Written by: Gail Simone
https://www.dccomics.com/comics/plastic-man-2018/plastic-man-1

I'm torn about trying this. Lopresti's cover gets me in a good mood, but Simone's writing can be too hit-or-miss for me, and I'm not sure why Eel's running a strip club?
(Maybe things have changed a lot since I last frequented those types of places back in the last century.)

By the way, here's Amanda's variant cover:
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:12 am

If Gail Simone's writing it, maybe it's one of those empowering, feminist strip clubs?

(Yeah, I'm confused too.)
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:51 pm

MajorHoy wrote:and I'm not sure why Eel's running a strip club?[size=10]

I'm thinking this is meant to be an origin story, and that's what he did as a gangster.
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Re: Plastic Man #1 (2018) 6-issue series

Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:59 am

Mbast1 wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:and I'm not sure why Eel's running a strip club?
I'm thinking this is meant to be an origin story, and that's what he did as a gangster.
I just don't remember the strip club bit in his previous origin story . . .



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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:26 pm

MajorHoy wrote:I just don't remember the strip club bit in his previous origin story . . .

Everything has to be updated, don't you know. Like when Miller made Selina Kyle a prostitute...
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Re: Plastic Man #1 (2018) 6-issue series

Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:45 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:I just don't remember the strip club bit in his previous origin story . . .
Everything has to be updated, don't you know. Like when Miller made Selina Kyle a prostitute...
Something I would prefer to be forgotten forever.
Sooooooooo unnecessary a retcon, and what does it say about Miller's attitude towards women?
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Post by Mbast1 on Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:03 pm

MajorHoy wrote:Something I would prefer to be forgotten forever.
Sooooooooo unnecessary a retcon, and what does it say about Miller's attitude towards women?

Sorry I brought it up! I like a lot of Miller's work, but he's definitely a strange one. Very.
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