Plastic Man has stretched to the top of the comic-book industry, as DC Comics' relaunch of the title recently won a prestigious award.
The new title, written and drawn by Kyle Baker, took home an Eisner Award for Best New Series at the Comic-Con International convention July 23 in San Diego. The awards - named after comics pioneer Will Eisner - are handed out annually and are regarded as one of the highest honors in the comics field.
The title was launched in late 2003, marking the first time the character - created in 1941 by comics legend Jack Cole - had his own comic book since 1977.
The recent movie success of Spider-Man, the X-Men and other comic characters has revived rumors that a Plastic Man film may be in the works. Recently, a number of industry Web sites have reported renewed interest in a Plastic Man script written in 1995 by Larry and Andy Wachowski, the brothers who wrote and directed the Matrix trilogy of hit thrillers.