This’ll sound like heresy to comics scholars, but artist-writer Kyle Baker (”King David”) has taken Jack Cole’s deservedly revered elastic super-hero and pulled off a brilliant reinvention of the character. Baker bends, distends, and abstracts Plas’ body into riotous sight gags; the dialogue, steeped in a profound knowledge of Cole’s ’40s and ’50s work, succeeds both as pure yuks and as a deft parody of comics culture.
Plastic Man This'll sound like heresy to comics scholars, but artist-writer Kyle Baker (''King David'') has taken Jack Cole's deservedly revered elastic super...Plastic ManKyle Baker This'll sound like heresy to comics scholars, but artist-writer Kyle Baker (''King David'') has taken Jack Cole's deservedly revered elastic super...2004-02-13
Author: Kyle Baker
Posted February 13 2004 — 12:00 AM EST
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