I‘ve really enjoyed the mini-series, Plastic, by Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard from Image Comics, and even before the series is finished, with one issue to go of the current run (I’m saying ‘current’ because I really hope there’ll be more), Image Comics have just announced plans to release it as a trade paperback this October.
In PLASTIC, retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he “met online.” Her affection quiets his vile urges. Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD Crown Vic, eating doughnuts and enjoying their insatiable appetites for each other. Life is good…until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom. And the twist to all of this? Virginia is a sex doll.
It’s been one of my favourite books of the year so far, in a sea of excellent debuts too, and well worth grabbing as a TPB this October. I’ll leave you with a taster of the series with the first few pages from issue one, which was a sell out on it’s initial release only a few months ago. It certainly sets the tone, that’s for sure.
The Plastic trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0377-5, Diamond Code AUG170576) will hit stores on Wednesday, October 18th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, September 4th.
It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, October 24th. You can preorder yours now from the usual online merchants of such things. And, if so, I look forward to seeing what those pesky algorithms also suggest for your reading pleasure as a result.