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REVIEW: Terrifics #25 -- "Both Good And Bad"

REVIEW: Terrifics #25 — "Both Good And Bad"

(DC Comics, creative team: Gene Luen Yang, Dan Mora, Ivan Plascencia, Tom Napolitano) A giant plant-like growth threatens the city and the team has a choice to make in order to stay alive and save everyone. That's where it gets sort of interesting: almost as if Mr. Terrific has been studying dunamancy, he utilizes a […]


Terrifics #7 cover by Dale Eaglesham and Ivan Nunes

The Terrifics #7 Review: How Many Layers of Nostalgia Are We Working With?

Tom Strong, Mister Terrific, and Plastic Man each get good presentations ranging from imposing and intimidating to visually creative Michael Atiyeh contributes a good color treatment that is consistently bright and dazzling throughout.Terrifics #7 more-or-less continues the slump of last issue, and I am a little disappointed While this issue is decidedly better and at[...]

Plastic Man #3 cover by Alex Ross

Plastic Man #3 Review: Balancing Heart and Parody

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Plastic Man tries to reason with Man-Bat to keep him from attacking When this doesn’t work, Eel bluffs by saying he wants to join the Cabal A mysterious voice says that the Cabal doesn’t want the likes of Eel, and soldiers with stun batons capable of hurting Plastic Man arrive Eel has no choice[...]

Terrifics #6 cover by Dale Eaglesham and Mike Atiyeh

Terrifics #6 Review: The Least Terrific Issue so Far

Plastic Man is facing down a stone monster Phantom Girl is under attack from a horde of crystal warriors Metamorpho is fighting Algon, a creature with the same powers as his own All the while, a mysterious figure watches the team from his base.[caption id="attachment_894730" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Terrifics #6 cover by Dale Eaglesham and Mike[...]

Plastic Man #2 cover by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes

Plastic Man #2 Review: Superhero Comedy Done Right

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Plastic Man is scouring the town in search of the young boy he met, Pado Swakatoon When he was ambushed by the police at the murder scene of his old partner, he ran off with Pado back to the kid’s hideout in an empty water tower There, Plastic Man and Pado were ambushed by[...]

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of July 11th, 2018: Superman Begins Anew

Hawkman is back, the book is awesome, and I'm so frigging happy about it.[caption id="attachment_881152" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Plastic Man #2 cover by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes[/caption]Plastic Man #2Plastic Man is still investigating his past, but a secret organization is blackmailing him into helping them Worse yet, his secret identity has gotten out to a[...]

Terrifics #5 cover by Dale Eaglesham and Wil Quintana

Terrifics #5 Review: Death by Metamorphos

Metamorpho has a serious talk with Sapphire, Plastic Man calls Angel, and Phantom Girl tries to get to know Mister Terrific This leaves all four feeling low, and it only worsens when the citizens of a town in Michigan begin turning into Metamorpho-like creatures The Terrifics rally to respond.[caption id="attachment_872971" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Terrifics #5 cover[...]

Top and Bottom 5 Comics for June 13th, 2018: Hawkman Lives

It also felt like a classic Fantastic Four story, which Zdarsky has proven himself very adept at crafting in this series.[caption id="attachment_865797" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Plastic Man #1 cover by Aaron Lopresti[/caption]5 Plastic Man #1Gail Simone does it again with Plastic Man, a charming, well-paced, and funny book about Eel O'Brian This comedy superhero book has some heart to it,[...]

Plastic Man #1 cover by Aaron Lopresti

Plastic Man #1 Review: A Delightful Lead and a Fun Story

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Plastic Man has returned to Cole City to investigate the crime that gave him his powers This leads Eel O’Brian to being beaten to a bloody pulp by his old running mates, Suitcase Mizzola, Brutal Benny Turlin, and Dizzy Darren Fitzroy This was just a ploy, of course, and Plastic Man chases after his[...]

Terrifics #4 cover by Doc Shaner

Terrifics #4 Review: Embracing the Strange and the Genuine

Metamorpho and Plastic Man continue their Ben-and-Johnny routine, but it gets points for genuinely being funny.The comic continues to feel like the Fantastic Four, but it still maintains its own unique twists This issue gave me some great nostalgia for Matt Fraction’s stint on Fantastic Four from the beginning of Marvel NOW! That was a[...]

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Check Out Amanda Conner and Dave Johnson's Variant for Plastic Man #1

Last week, superstar writer Gail Simone revealed an Alex Ross variant cover for Plastic Man #2, the second issue of the new upcoming six-issue mini-series by Simone and artist Adriana Melo Simone wasn't content with that, however, taking to Twitter Monday to surprise fans with another variant cover, this time by Amanda Conner and Dave[...]

Is This an Alex Ross Variant Cover for an Upcoming Issue of Plastic Man?

Unable to contain her excitement after seeing the image in an email, superstar writer Gail Simone took to Twitter to reveal artwork from an unspecified artist for an "upcoming project" featuring Plastic Man.https://twitter.com/GailSimone/status/997538627981803520Hey, we made no promises.https://twitter.com/GailSimone/status/997538808290783232Yes!!!https://twitter.com/GailSimone/status/997539247014936576In her excitement, Simone forgot to share the name of the artist...https://twitter.com/GailSimone/status/997539431719604224But it's definitely Alex Ross, right?A "variety of[...]

Terrifics #3 cover by Ivan Reis and Marcelo Maiolo

Terrifics #3 Review: The Body Horror Slingshot

Joe Bennett’s artwork puts the four into great-looking action panels, including a ghastly Plastic Man and Metamorpho-made slingshot which is both cool and oddly haunting Bennett’s work looks great throughout, and Marcelo Maiolo compliments it with a well-balanced and popping color palette which brings the visuals together very well.Terrifics continues to rise to be among[...]

Terrifics #2 cover by Ivan Reis and Marcelo Maiolo

Terrifics #2 Review: A Second Issue That's Even Better Than the First

Mister Terrific himself comes off as detached and goal-focused, and the interactions between Metamorpho and Plastic Man have a “Thing and Human Torch” vibe to them Phantom Girl isn’t as comparable to Invisible Woman as one might expect, as the former seems far less a leader than the latter The threat which arrives towards the[...]

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Plastic Man, a New Comic Series by Gail Simone and Adriana Melo

A long time ago, it was believed that Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver were to create a Plastic Man series Possible alongside a Composite Superman storyline It didn't happen.Now, courtesy of DC Comics PR department and media partner Syfy, we have the news that Simone is creating a new Plastic Man series spinning out of The[...]

Dark Nights: Metal #5 Cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia

Dark Nights Metal #5 Review: A Compelling Build-Up Before the Conclusion

Plastic Man’s presence is further contextualized, and we get an idea of what the new Eel O’Brian will be like.GL and Mister Terrific make for an especially good team-up Who knew? They play off of each other quite well, and there are plenty of laughs between the two (especially in regard to how many asses[...]

Terrifics #1 cover by Ivan Reis and Marcelo Maiolo

Terrifics #1 Review: The Fantastic Team We Deserve

Mister Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man, and Phantom Girl is an interesting lineup Plus, it shows that DC is willing to publish a Fantastic Four comic even if Marvel won’t.It does feel like something of a prologue comic, and a lot of time is spent explaining what exactly Stagg is doing That explanation could have been[...]

Dark Nights: Metal #4 cover by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, and FCO Plascencia

Dark Nights Metal #4 Review: Gorgeous, Interesting, but Not Especially Exciting

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Batman has found Superman enslaved to the Dark Multiverse too, and the World's Finest must find a way to escape imprisonment and save their universe. In doing so, they find a powerful and mysterious entity. Wonder Woman, Doctor Fate, and Kendra Saunders arrive at the Rock of Eternity to find it rejecting their […]

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Brian Michael Bendis's List Of All The People He Says Can Beat Batman

Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion.Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman and[...]