Quick Rating: And the visiting team takes the field
Title: Chapter 6: When Strikes Agent Morgan
Writer: Kyle Baker
Artist: Kyle Baker
Editor: Joey Cavalieri
The first inning in the Plastic Man game comes to a rousing conclusion with villains revealed and chuckles all around.
Let me think about that summary… I think I have the attention span of a gnat. It must be all those years of Sesame Street and MTV. I was there when video killed the radio star and, let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty. In this day and age, the comics industry expects me to pay attention for six+ months. Let me assure you that this is way beyond my capabilities. I’m good for maybe an hour and that’s if food and beverage are involved.
So, I wrote: The first inning in the Plastic Man game comes to a rousing conclusion with villains revealed and chuckles all around. And yet I have no idea what’s really going on here. Yes, I could identify the good guys and the bad guys and I saw all the cute pictures. I chuckled. But I long ago lost any investment in the characters.
I still like the artwork a lot. I still think that the storytelling is delightful. I’m entertained. But I’ve now spent twenty dollars for two hours entertainment over half a year. And I’ve lost track of the story. You would have a point if you want me to drag out all the old issues every time a new one arrives, but I simply don’t have them available right now. (The house is being remodeled, if you must know, and older comics are packed away.)
So, should you buy this issue? If you bought the other five, then you should. If not, then you should purchase the inevitable trade paperback. And I should venture into the stored comics and figure out what’s going on here.