Following his appearance in Dark Nights: Metal and The Terrifics, Plastic Man is getting his due time in the spotlight. DC Comics has announced a six-issue miniseries beginning in June 2018. A Plastic Man solo is exciting news on its own. What makes the news even greater is the creative team.
Plastic Man will be written by Gail Simone with art by Adriana Melo (Birds of Prey, Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica).
Simone shared her excitement in writing the Golden Age character with DCComics.com.
“He’s the jester, the joke, the stretchy weirdo. He’s not credible. He’s not reliable. He’s…well, he’s Plastic Man. He’s like a stretchy Swamp Thing or the bouncy Batman; writing him is a goofy, snarky honor and I’m thrilled to be part of his rubber ribaldry.”
Simone also cites the Grant Morrison/Howard Porter JLA run as one of her favorite takes on the character.
This isn’t the first time Simone and Melo have worked together. Melo also made the following statement about the upcoming series:
“Working with Gail again and revisiting our collaboration is a delight. Gail’s script presents a slightly different approach to Eel O’Brian that I find fascinating. There’s still the comedic side of the character with the wacky, witty comebacks, but he can also be tough, sarcastic and cold. It translates into fun for the readers PLUS tons of fun for me to draw.”
Aaron Lopresti provides the cover for the debut issue and we can also look forward to a variant cover by Amanda Conner.
What will the miniseries be about? Does it really matter? It’s Plastic Man along with a great creative team. Let your local comic shop know you need a copy when it arrives in June.