DC Comics Announces PLASTIC MAN NO MORE Body Horror Story Released Under Black Label Imprint

DC Comics Announces PLASTIC MAN NO MORE Body Horror Story Released Under Black Label Imprint

DC Comics has revealed plans for Plastic Man No More, a new four-issue Black Label series which will take the beloved character down the body horror route. Find more details, and a sneak peek, here...

By JoshWilding - Jun 15, 2024 10:06 AM EST
Filed Under: DC Comics

DC Comics has announced a new four-issue DC Black Label series coming this September titled Plastic Man No More. The Eisner-nominated creative team of Christopher Cantwell (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) and Alex Lins (Immortal Hulk) are teaming up for what's being described as a "Hard-Boiled Plastic Man Noir."

The character remains a firm fan favourite and there have long been rumblings about him taking centre stage in a movie. Unfortunately, none of those have ever really come close to happening, though that may change under the watch of DC Studios and James Gunn. 

As for this series, here's the official description:

Eel O’Brian might be a superhero now - but before he was anything else, he was a crook. Until the accident that turned him into the pliable Plastic Man, Eel was bad to the bone...and just because he no longer has bones doesn’t mean that’s not still true. When an incident on a Justice League mission leads to catastrophic cellular damage, Plastic Man discovers he just might be out of time to make amends for the past he’s tried hard to outrun - or to save the soul of his son, who (unfortunately for him) might have inherited more from dear old Dad than just his superpowers.

"I don’t know about you, but when I think about Plastic Man, I immediately think of David Cronenberg," Cantwell said in a press release. "There is an element of body horror to his story that I have always found fascinating. And I also found myself wondering recently - How would Plastic Man actually die? What would that look like? Is he immortal?"

"And then I thought of the long and particularly nasty way real plastics and petroleum products break down when and if they finally do. That’s how I learned about depolymerization and the chemical process of 'unzipping,' - from a particularly morose afternoon on the ol’ Internet, picturing what might happen to Eel if his entire cellular structure started to give way," the writer concluded.

This sounds like a much-needed refresher for Plastic Man and, like Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, could serve as a launching point for DC Studios if the hero does eventually get his own solo outing. 

Plastic Man No More! #1, written by Cantwell with art and main cover by Lins, additional art by Jacob Edgar, colors by Marcelo Maiolo, and lettering by Becca Carey, will have variant covers by Michael Allred, Chris Samnee, and Tyler Boss. 

You can take a look at those covers below.

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marvel72
marvel72 - 6/15/2024, 10:47 AM
I can see James Gunn doing something with Plastic Man, he's the kinda weird character Gunn would use.
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 6/15/2024, 10:59 AM
@marvel72 -

Came to write the same thing.
marvel72
marvel72 - 6/15/2024, 11:34 AM
@HulkisHoly -

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HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 6/15/2024, 11:35 AM
@marvel72 -

We read each other’s minds often when I see your posts.
Shmokey20
Shmokey20 - 6/15/2024, 10:49 AM
Plastic man is a character I've wanted to see in live action for such a long time, & I can totally see a young Johny Knoxville playing him... I wonder who would fit the bill now? 🤔
Baf
Baf - 6/15/2024, 10:55 AM
John Mulaney would be the obvious casting choice. Mirrors his checkered past and redemption.
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 6/15/2024, 11:00 AM
@Baf -

Oof
JFerguson
JFerguson - 6/15/2024, 12:04 PM
Norm Macdonald.
Jacory
Jacory - 6/15/2024, 7:58 PM
@JFerguson - Not bad.
ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 6/15/2024, 1:16 PM
If Glen Powell ever wanted his own Dc project this character would be right up his alley, especially after seeing Hitman.
Nightmare
Nightmare - 6/15/2024, 4:35 PM
@ModHaterSLADE - See him as a better fit for Booster Gold now. Wouldn't mind seeing Adria Arjona in the DCU too.
J0RELLC00LJ
J0RELLC00LJ - 6/15/2024, 1:18 PM
....David Cronanberg? Lol, definitely don't think that when I think "Plastic Man", I was thinking...I'd wanna laugh while reading a traditionally comedic character. Best I've seen anyone get creepy or cool with him was in the Injustice series.

*Been loving everyone's casting choices so far, btw

Batmangina
Batmangina - 6/15/2024, 1:22 PM
Wait. What? An original potentially badass idea in comics...?

WTAF is going on here?!?
Nightmare
Nightmare - 6/15/2024, 3:05 PM
Love me som Plastic Man. With Gunn introducing Metamorpho and Mr. Terrific, it gives me hope he might bring him to the fold to.

Look forward to this series too.

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