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"The Origin of Plastic Man": This story is reprinted from Police Comics #1.



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Synopsis for "The Origin of Plastic Man"

This story is reprinted from Police Comics #1.

Eel O'Brian is little more than a small-time thief. Along with his gang of underlings, he breaks into and attempts to rob the Crawford Chemical Works. Police arrive on the scene, but as Eel and the others flee, he is exposed to deadly, toxic acid. He manages to make it outside, but stumbles down unconscious.

When he awakens, Eel finds that his skin is now super-pliant. He can contort his limbs and facial features into any shape he desires. He is inside a small monastery where a kindly monk has chosen to nurse him back to health. The experience has changed more than jut Eel's physiology though. He feels that he has been given a second chance and renounces his former life of crime. Donning a stretchable costume and a pair of goggles, Eel decides to fight crime as the super-hero Plastic Man.

Plastic Man tracks down his old gang and stops them from committing another robbery. He turns them over to the police and returns the stolen loot. The police have no idea that this strange, new hero was once a criminal.

Appearing in "The Man Who Can't Be Harmed"

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  • Homer Twitchel
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Synopsis for "The Man Who Can't Be Harmed"

This story is reprinted from Police Comics #13.

Woozy Winks was a nobody who was in the right hour and right place: He saved a wizard from drowning. As reward, the wizard imbued him with a power which would protect him of any damage. Hit himself with a hammer would don't cause any damage and even trees would grow from the soil to protect him. He begun to use this ability to make money, but in a wrong way. He soon begun to steal and destroy all Homer Twitchel busts that he could. Plastic Man wouldn't be able to get Woozy because his new found power; Then he assumed his alter ego (Eel O'Brian) to convince him to form a gang (awaiting, of course, to know who was manipulating the crook behind the scenes). Woozy would not accept O'Brien until he could give some proof of experience, and then Eel committed a two-week crime-wave, only to call his attention. Convinced, Woozy explains that they will steal the Twitchel busts from a museum, and Plastic Man tell everything to the police, who will try to organize a ambush for catch Woozy (and O'Brien, who they don't know be Plastic Man). The duo is successful to get the busts, even with the police ambush, due Woozy's power. After break the statues, Plas is still curious about the meaning of everything and trails Woozy until the Mire Mansion. O'Brien realizes that Woozy was contracted by a rich man named Mire to break the busts. It would increase the value of Mire's own Twitchels. But Mire refused to give any pay by Woozy's last work after learned by the radio that the broken busts were fake ones (replaced by plaster copies by the police). When Plastic Man tries to arrest them, Mire call his black panther named Blackie; By assume Mire's form, Plastic Man orders the animal to come back to its lair, and punches Mire. After some more demonstrations of Woozy's power, Plas appeals to his good sense, and convince him to surrender to the police. At the police station, Plastic Man delivers Woozy and all the money that Eel O'Brian stole during those two weeks of crime waves, but the Captain Murphey wants he arrest Eel O'Brian.

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Synopsis for "Plastic Man Products"

This story is reprinted from Plastic Man #17.

Appearing in Woozy Winks: "The Private Detective"

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Synopsis for Woozy Winks: "The Private Detective"

This story is reprinted from Plastic Man #26.

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Synopsis for "The Magic Cup"

This story is reprinted from Plastic Man #25.

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