Though he was a part of the Freedom Fighters in the ’70s, pliable DC superhero Plastic Man isn’t a part of the Rebirth era’s Earth-X based team. His presence will still be felt, however, but as yet another obstacle for the Freedom Fighters to overcome as they attempt to rid the United States of its Nazi overlords.
Robert Venditti and Eddy Barrows will explore the Rebirth multiverse in December when the creative team launches a twelve-issue Freedom Fighters series. And while the core of the team remains the same as its classic incarnations, the series as a whole will be looking at the concept (what if the Nazis had won World War II?) through a modern, DC Rebirth-colored lens.
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“Plastic Man doesn’t exist on Earth-X because he was captured by the Nazis and they extracted his DNA, his ability to shape shift,” Venditti explained to CBR. “And now they’ve used that science and applied it to an entire force of covert agents called the “PlaSStic Men”. So there’s a new SS, and they live among the American population. They can literally be anybody. They could the person who works in the store, someone in your life. They could be your next door neighbor and they’re always living in secret — they’re a force that everybody knows is out there, but not where they are. It keeps the American population living in abject terror all the time.
“In their default form, all the PlaSStic Men look exactly the same.,” Venditti continued. “Their appearances, their uniform — they all have the blue eyed, blonde hair, but you very rarely see them in that form, because they’re always under cover.”
Freedom Fighters #1, by Robert Venditti and Eddy Barrows, won’t hit shelves until December, but you can get your first glimpse of the Plastic Man-fueled PlaSSticMen below.
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