Suite à la bonne presse rencontré par le projet des Terrifics de Jeff Lemire et Ivan Reis, l’éditeur DC Comics a engagé la scénariste Gail Simone pour s’occuper d’une mini-série en six numéros consacrée à Plastic Man.
Pour l’occasion, l’auteure retrouve une des ses collaboratrices régulières, la dessinatrice Adriana Melo (Birds of Prey, Rose & Thorne).
Notons que ce n’est pas la première fois que Simone se colle à l’homme de plastique puisqu’elle a planché, il y a de nombreuses années, à un autre projet sur le héros - malheureusement avorté - en collaboration avec le dessinateur Ethan Van Sciver.
Plastic Man #1 sort en juin avec une couverture régulière de Aaron Lopresti et une couverture alternative réalisé par Amanda Conner.
Description: Meet Eel O’Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he’s also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week’s garbage. Literally. Don’t worry, though-he bounced back from all that, and now he’s trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get revenge on his old boss, keep a street kid out of trouble, make a dancer fall in love with him and stop a mysterious society from taking over the world? Eel has no idea!
Written by Gail Simone, art by Adriana Melo, Kelly Fitzpatrick, cover by Bilquis Evely.
Eel didn’t like it when a spy blackmailed him over his secret identity, and then a kid found out, and now the dancers at his club know and the concept of a secret identity has gotten stretched way the heck out of whack. But the dancers are helping him find the kid, who was nabbed by some bad guys who don’t know his secret identity, just his costumed persona, which is still a terrible day, even in his pretty rotten life.
Written by Gail Simone, art by Adriana Melo, Kelly Fitzpatrick, cover by Alex Ross.
Eel went looking for a kid, but he found a Man-Bat instead, who brought him not only to the kid but also to the lair of the secret society that needs Plastic Man to stop asking inconvenient questions. Yes, it counts as comically good fortune if you squint your eyes and look around the corner (which he can totally do without even breaking a sweat. Or, you know, his neck).
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 8.