14 Apr Issue #238 – “Plastic”
In the second episode of Prescribed REIDing Month, where we read DC books chosen by Producer Richard, we talk about Plastic Man: On the Lam! This covers the first arc of cartoonist Kyle Baker’s colourful (and cynical) take on the stretchiest member of the JLA!
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Plastic Man: On The Lam!
(11:40) Introducing the story and the general plot
(13:06) Richard really loved it and laughed out loud multiple times
(18:58) Plastic Man’s history as a horny quagmire
(22:01) Plas’s origin story, a Fantastic Four joke, and being framed
(25:41) What didn’t jive?
(28:24) Woozy Winks.
(30:30) How many capes?
(32:04) Why does Batman have such high respect for Plastic Man?
(38:17) Is it true that Plastic Man is one of the most powerful characters?
(42:25) How does Plastic Man fit the role of Dionysus?
(49:09) Does Plastic Man have kids?
(54:50) What are some of Plas’s funniest moments and recommended stories?
(1:01:30) What separates Plas’s comedy from other comedic superheroes?
(1:05:58) Casting a Plastic Man film.
(1:16:29) Do people take Plas seriously? Does he have a rogues gallery?
(1:25:11) Was Plastic Man ever associated with Earth X before Rebirth?
(1:30:15) Does Plas have any weaknesses?
(1:35:09) Has Plastic Man separated himself like he did in Metal before?
(1:42:09) What tone and direction should a solo series have?
(1:49:27) How dastardly of a criminal was Eel O’Brian?
Guess the Character!
(1:55:17) Clearly lifts
(1:55:51) Animalistic charisma
(1:56:40) Styling with waist sash and leopard print outfit
(1:58:45) Doesn’t use a litter box
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