"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin
This is a section post.
I read an excellent post at shewhoseeks, about her favorite comic books as a child. Of course the post reminded me of my favorite comic book...not Batman, or Superman, or Wonder Woman. No, it was a bit more on the edge character. His name was Plastic Man. And of course he had a comic relief sidekick whose name was Wozy Winks
The cool thing about Plastic Man was, he was adaptable. That is, he could change into whatever shape he wanted. One might sit down in a comfy chair, and it would turn out to be Plastic Man. Surprise, you crook you!
Plastic Man was originally a criminal, having had to live on the streets from age 10. His name was "Eel" O'Brian...and he was a normal human being...that is, he remained the same shape, no matter what.
Then, as fate would have it, as an adult, "Eel" and his gang went on a caper at a chemical works. They were surprised by the night watchman, and during the gang's escape, "Eel" was shot in the shoulder AND doused with a drum of un-named acid.
Wounded and dazed from the gunshot and the chemical, he ended up at the base of a mountain, where he was found unconscious by a monk. The monk nursed "Eel" back to health, even at one point deceiving the police who had traced "Eel" to the monastery. Why? Because the monk sensed an aura of good in "Eel". This act of the monk's impressed the crook to the extent that he swore off criminal activity forever. He oathed himself to do only good deeds from this point on.
However, turns out the chemical had a strange effect on "Eel" .
"He discovered that the acid had entered his bloodstream and caused a radical physical change. His body now had all of the properties of rubber, allowing him to stretch, bounce, and mold himself into any shape. He immediately determined to use his new abilities on the side of law and order, donning a red, black and yellow (later red and yellow) rubber costume and capturing criminals as Plastic Man."
The rest is history.
Except...he had a girlfriend...and she is the subject of Section 2 in this post.
Not many know of this girlfriend who also happened to have the same physical attribute as Plastic Man, and surprisingly enough, she went by the name of...Plastic Woman. Finding copies of old Plastic Man comic books is relatively easy on the Internet. But Plastic Woman is a bit more difficult. However, I did find one on Antiquesfortheeandme.com. It is the only copy known to exist. For some reason, no one wants to buy it.
The idea behind this particular edition is self-explanatory.
Amurica, you gotta love it.
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