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Plastic Man #4

Posted: Monday, March 8, 2004
By: Michael Deeley

Writer/Artist: Kyle Baker
Publisher: DC

Woozy Winks is captured by the mysterious mastermind behind Plastic Man’s frame-up. He’s meant to be bait in a trap meant for our hero, but Woozy throws himself into it!

OK, how did the images of Woozy captured get onto the computer Plas was using? We never see the crook saying something like, “Now to send this video of Woozy to the FBI computer network where Plastic Man is sure to see it.” Nothing complicated or to thought out; just an explanation of some kind would have bee nice.

Aside from that, this is still a good comic. It’s the most serious issue of the series so far. Woozy’s sacrifice is shocking, (until you see him on the cover of the next issue). The opening paragraphs from Dicken’s “A Tale of Two Cities” is quoted at the end, giving Woozy’s death just the right amount of drama and tragedy without going over the top. Well done.

Baker’s art remains as imaginative, fluid, funny and powerful as ever. There’s really nothing more to say.

I think the series has been improving. Or maybe I’m stating to like it more. Either way, this is fun book to read.

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