Plastic Man: On The Lam

January 24, 2005 | Trades


Plastic Man: On The Lam
Kyle Baker
DC Comics
$22.95 (Plasticback)
**** (out of five)

Plastic Man’s new series starts out silly, turns wacky and wraps up over the top.
But in a good way.
In one of the most perfect fits of character and creator ever, the responsibility for penning and drawing the adventures of the original man of 1,000 shapes has been given to award-winning cartoonist Kyle Baker.
And Baker doesn’t disappoint.
On The Lam, which reprints the first six issues of Plastic Man’s ongoing monthly series features polished and colourful art that looks like it slipped right out of a classic Saturday morning cartoon. Baker displays great creativity in showing how a character that can mold himself into practically anything and has a great sense of humour might really enjoy his superpowers.
But this book is more than just a pile of pretty pictures.
On The Lam sees Plastic Man accused of a murder that even he himself isn’t sure he’s innocent of. With the help of his sidekick, Woozy Winks, the rubbery crimefighter sets out to clear his name and the story that ensues ranges from subtle to slapstick and truly displays the range of Baker’s skills.

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