"Plastic Man"

1988-11

Main Details
Series
Volume 3
Issue 1
Credits
Date 1988-11
Publisher
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 32
Language English
Characters
  • Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brian) (New Earth) (Origin)
  • Supporting Characters:
  • Woozy Winks
Story Location New York: New York City, New Jersey: Arkham Asylum (Flashback only)
Notes Non barcode variant: "DC Comics Aren't Just For Kids" instead.
Seems as this story is out-of-continuity; This issue infers that Plastic Man begun his career in modern times, when in Young All-Stars Vol 1 27, July, 1989, shows Plastic Man as an All-Star Squadron member during the 1940s.
Notably is the absence of Brother Willis and Rest Haven in Plastic Man origin, replaced by Woozy Winks.
Trivia:
It is revealed that Woozy Winks is an Arkham Asylum former inmate.
Woozy decides if himself and Plastic Man would be heroes after a flip of coin. His Golden Age counterpart also had flipped a coin, but firstly he became a criminal.
The chemical factory where Plastic Man gained his powers is refered as Cole Chemical, an obvious homage to Jack Cole, Plastic Man creator. In the original stories, the building was named Crawford Chemical Works.
The name originally intended by Eel O'Brian as his heroic identity was Elastic Man. Interestingly, In Brazil, the Plastic Man Cartoon name was adapted as "Homem Elástico" (Elastic Man) while his comic book counterpart was named "Homem-Borracha" (Rubber Man). Elongated Man was adapted as Homem Elástico, so there was some confusion about the two heroes for some time in that country.

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