I just wanted to thank Frank Esposito for the terrific article he wrote on the Plastic Man comic book character [“Plastic Man, Is he the shape of things to come?” Jan. 5, Page 1]. As a 26-year worker in the plastics industry and a 44-year collector of comic books (over 60,000 comic books threatening to buckle the floor of our attic), I was able to enjoy it on both levels. So often, articles on comic book characters are written by authors who treat the subject with derision and little respect. That is why I was astonished to find Esposito's article not only treating the subject seriously but researched to the point that I found it more informative than most articles I find in comic book trade magazines!
I have the same figure of Plastic Man displayed on my monitor in my lab and the next time someone asks about it I'll just whip out Frank's article. Well, I have melt indexes to run, but today I will be smiling as I watch the plastic come stretching out of the bottom of the unit. Thank you, Mr. Esposito!
John L. Montero