In case of evil Martians, break Plastic Man glass
give me ~90 seconds sir
Waid's is really boring and it is only two arcs.
Kelly and Mahnke have a long stretch of time to do work and do big damn superheroics
Tower of Babel does not hold up in the slightest
dammit, Supes, stop being such a holier-than-thou prick and give J'onn a little benefit of the doubt for character judgement. Scorch has obviously been great for J'onn and you just can't stop lording over them can you?
This storytime thread and the last Injustice Gods Among Us has gotten me interested in Plastic Man. Is there an ongoing for him right now or is it just cameos in JLU and JSA books?
I want to believe Plastic Man could revitalize DC comics
I feel bad for Scorch. J'onn needed a qt red waifu in his life to sass things up a bit, but I think she either never came out of that coma or went right back to one dimensional villain without explanation for how or why.
I'm pretty sure she was just forgotten about, same as his reduced weakness to fire.
Shame, him being able to be near normal fire without problem and only being weak to fire in combat made his weakness less pathetic.
This is actually an incredible team story. I really need to get on reading through this run.
I'd known about Plastic Man getting to show up and be incredible, but I didn't realize how solid of an arc overall it was for everyone. It's got everyone involved and and something for everyone to do without coming across as too obvious about it. The story manages to touch and work in all these different plots and character arcs and bits of the universe. And it does it all in a handful of issues.
I'm also at work, but I'm in a bit of a lull. This is The Dark Nut Strikes Again.
You read Trial By Fire, right? That was "fixing" it. Next came Obsidian Age, Plas gets turned to stone in the past and reconstituted in the present, talks about how he went nuts as an immortal body spread across the earth for millennia, then tells the team he wants to be a father to his kid so he's quitting. He's gone for about a year, then Trial By Fire happens and he comes back but is presumably a better father to his son as implied by scenes like >>78686140
Geoff Johns' Justice League is not the greatest and this last arc has been especially slow but my God, compared to what we were getting with James Robinson or Brad Meltzer, I'd take Johns' JL anyday of the week.
But compared to peak JLA with Morrison, Waid, and Kelly it is lacking, yes.