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Friday, August 13, 2004

POLICE COMICS


Apologies to Gutterbreakz, but yet more evidence that Plastic Man (the super-hero, not the Grime producer!) is employed by The Man.

"We've finally got everyone's mind back where it belongs!" See! I told you, Nick: beneath his apparently anarchic exterior, Plas is actually an Avatar of Capital; his real role is to maintain the Status Quo. Sure, he turns into lampshades and toilet-seats, and twats about most of the time getting on everyone's tits, but at the end of each story Order is re-established. Plastic Man is all about controlled rebellion...in the end, nothing really changes; the boat remains unrocked.

"As long as the police keep all electricity out of his reach..." The Subtext here is: Keep this poor bastard away from information, from choice, from anything that might enervate him, transform him, energise him...

Look at Plas, cozying up to The Establishment. He looks relaxed and comfortable, at ease with Authority. He's reverted to human form, because he's the same as they are: rigid, inflexible...

Plastic Man first appeared in Police Comics #1, 1941. Plas is a fucking Narc, man.



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2 Comments:

At 12:24 pm, Blogger GTTRBRKZ said...

No apologies necessary - even though you've just caved in my entire belief system!

Carey to play Plas? Jesus, he was born for the part!!

 
At 12:45 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Rumour has it that the Wachowski Brothers are lined up to direct.

 

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