Plastic Man (Spring 2004) 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… DC Comics
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Plastic Man (Spring 2004)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Writer: Kyle Baker; Publisher: DC Comics

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.

Originally posted Feb 13, 2004 Published in issue #751 Feb 13, 2004 Order article reprints