RP: Never ask Plastic Man to tickle your funnybone

(From "Police Comics" Number 10, 1942.)

12 Responses to RP: Never ask Plastic Man to tickle your funnybone

  1. spidercow2010 says:

    Plastic Mom always wanted him to be a surgeon.

  2. TopHat says:


    H-he’s aready dead.

  3. kingmonkey says:

    Between this and masquerading as Big Barda’s dress, I’m beginning to doubt Plas’ claims of reforming from his criminal career.

  4. remy says:

    I like how he only THINKS “glub” but doesn’t actually say it

  5. William A. Peterson says:

    And I suppose YOU could say “Glub” with Plastic Man’s arm down your throat?

  6. Montana Player says:

    I didn’t realize Plastic Man had been around that long.

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    Oh yeah, he debuted in Police Comics early, 1941 I think it was. And he was always a “break the fifth wall” kind of character, speaking directly to the audience fairly often.

  8. Loki says:

    Jeff, there’s a fifth wall? I thought it was the fourth?

  9. Jeff Hebert says:

    Ha, what an idiot! You are of course correct Loki, it’s the fourth wall. Moron. I blame math illiteracy.

  10. Gero says:

    I think breaking the fifth wall happens when you say something to the comic and it answers back…

  11. Dan Gonzalez says:

    Hmm, so that means he preceded Mr Fantastic? I was completely unaware.

  12. Jeff Hebert says:

    Yep, Plastic Man was around for two decades before Mister Fantastic. One thing I’ve noticed reading these Golden Age books, frankly, is how few truly original ideas there were. So many of these characters were basically rip-offs of each other.