Wednesday, 7 January 2015

PLASTIC MAN POST HAS BEEN STRETCHED A BIT...


Image copyright DC COMICS

As promised at the time, I've added more images to the recent
post I did about PLASTIC MAN, seeing as how I've now received
my replacement issue of DC SPECIAL #15.  You can go straight
to the updated item by clicking here.  

7 comments:

John Pitt said...

This is the first time I've seen any images from the inside of Police Comics and the golden age PM. I first discovered him when DC tried him out again in " Dial H For Hero" and, like the Spectre in Showcase, they decided to resurrect another golden age hero in their own title. Perhaps this is what prompted DC to bring back the golden age Captain Marvel in Shazam?

Kid said...

Could be, JP, although DC were throwing out loads of mags at the time just to see what would stick. There'd been a couple of instances where a Captain Marvel lookalike had appeared in Superman mags which may have led to requests to see the character again. Otherwise, they'd probably have tested the waters with a reprint mag like DCS #15.

John Pitt said...

Did you ever see any of the 60's M.F.Enterprises' Captain Marvel albums?

cerebus660 said...

I had a copy of DCS #15 when I was very young and the images of Plas stretching into all kinds of weird shapes disturbed my tiny mind. I even had a nightmare which was probably influenced by the Eel being showered by acid in the origin story. And, as we all know, those childhood nightmares are the ones that stick...
Like many of my first comics that issue was lost or stolen or something but I managed to buy a decent copy a few years ago. It's lovely stuff and doesn't spook me any more. Well, not too much...

Kid said...

Don't think I did, JP - don't remember them anyway.

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I'm just re-reading my copy at the moment, Cer. The cover reminds me of the R.S. McColl's shop I bought it in, which moved further up the street around 32 years ago and doesn't exist in my town centre at all now. I don't think a comic has ever given me nightmares 'though, so to you goes the distinction of being the very first person I've heard of that happening to.

Anonymous said...

I had issue #2 of the M.F. Enterprises Captain Marvel comic, but I don't remember much about it. It must have come out in 1966, when the Batman TV show created a boom in the superhero genre, and publishers were coming out of the woodwork, trying to jump on the bandwagon.

Superman met Captain Thunder, that Captain Marvel lookalike, in Superman #276. He later met the real Captain Marvel in Justice League #135-137 and in All-New Collector's Edition #58.

Elliott S. Maggin said in an interview that the tongue-in-cheek style of the Shazam series did not blend easily with the more serious tone of Superman and the Justice League, so crossovers involving the Marvel Family were relatively rare.

-TC

Kid said...

That 'Split-zam' (or wharever he shouted) M.F.E. Cap Marvel was ridiculous, TC. No wonder comics were seen as fodder for juveniles for so long. C.C. Beck parted company with the DC Comics version after only a few issues. I think he thought that they weren't tongue-in-cheek enough - for HIM anyway.

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