DC Comics Buggers Jack Cole's Plastic Man Raw: No, This Isn't Tasteless or Poorly Drawn at All
No, no DC. This wasn't a bad idea to do with Jack Cole's Plastic Man
--even an alternate-universe one--at all. Not at all. It doesn't feel a bit like someone defecated in my brain, DC. Carry on.
Then again, it's a character DC has rarely done well by. Martin Pasko & Joe Staton, Kyle Baker recently, and (I think?) Bob Rozakis & Ramona Fradon, come to mind of the better moments, but two of those were the late 70s, and they cancelled Baker's. In fact, their character Ralph Dibny--a bit of lightheartedness that DC snuffed out some time ago--only exists
because they didn't realize that they owned the rights to Plastic Man.
By the way, to the artist, who I will not name here out of mercy and the idea they're still young and can improve: there's this thing called "perspective." It really, really helps. Look into it.
My old boss Gary Groth on NuDC's ridiculous relaunch
"...do you have any advice for the people at DC as far as what they should expect from renumbering?
Gary Groth:[Laughs] I don't think I do. Good fucking luck. I'm not even sure what that's supposed to accomplish. It seems like a pitiful attempt to con more people into buying the same old shit."
BINGO. But then, what are all their Events and Crises of the past ten years? The same. And: The longest and most costly state of denial in the history of publishing. DC is all about "events" now, not story. Outside of Grant Morrison or Paul Levitz, or a few things here & there by Geoff Johns since 2009, I'm trying to remember the last time DC gave me an actual story.
Then again, for a long time I was Vertigo-only. But with their cancellation of NORTHLANDERS and bringing John Constantine into the DCU, it appears Vertigo is also for the chop. Because they can't have anything unstained by their editor-controlled superhero sludge.
Seriously, read indie comics instead, owned by their creators
. We don't screw you over like this.BUY MY BOOKS OR CATS WILL EAT YOU
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