Somewhere in the frozen North, a wily Canadian was cleaning out his garage and saw a chance to turn garbage into cold, hard cash when he uncovered a beat-up copy of Plastic Man #9.
“Beat-up” might be generous. “Plague-ridden” is probably more accurate since this comic’s most defining characteristic is that it’s been gnawed on by rats. But if that’s not a deterrent to you hardcore collectors out there, this copy can still be had on Ebay for the next couple of weeks for the whopping price of $21.60 (rat not included). To be fair to the seller, he does make it very, very clear in his listing that the comic has been, and I quote, “chewed on by a rat.” And also, it’s “impossible to read.” In case you’re wondering, I’ve included a picture of what the cover is supposed to look like for comparison.
If anyone decides to buy this comic, for the love of God let me know.
h/t to Bleeding Cool
Posting has been irregular here lately (sorry ’bout that — blame life), so here are some quick Plas-centric items to wrap your mind around!
• I swear, I’m not going to start swiping everything from Firestorm Fan, but Shag did share this great image by Gregg Schigiel. Can we have a Muppet JLA, please? Why don’t we get this started? It’s time to get this started!
• Speaking of that Shag guy, he and partner-in-crime Rob Kelly (of the amazing Aquaman Shrine) co-host Who’s Who: The Definitive Podcast of the DC Universe, and they finally got to Plastic Man! Woo-hoo! For what it’s worth, I agree with the guys’ assessment: The image of Plastic Man on the cover (by George Perez) is fantastic; the static (boring, dull, uninspired) image on the entry page less-so.
I’m a little surprised, considering interior artist Joe Staton did a much better, much more imaginative, job depicting Plas in the pages of Adventure Comics and The Brave and The Bold. Take a look and see what you think. (And while you’re at it, be sure to give the Who’s Who and Fire & Water podcasts a listen!)
• Look, guys, I go to Target fairly often, and I’ve never seen this Plastic Man figure! And, boy, do I want it. I really like that it’s kind of a bendy, and that it looks both like Plas and Otto the Autopilot from Airplane! (clip slightly NSFW). And I can think of one person who’ll be happy to see that Martian Manhunter!
Go check out Toyrrific for the original post and pictures!