Plastic Man — DC Comics' stretchable superhero — is doing his part during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The character appears in ads in current issues of DC Comics along with super-speed hero the Flash. Plastic Man is extending his arm toward Flash with the message Maintain Social Distance above his arm and Stay Six Feet Apart underneath.
The ad's art is by Tony S. Daniel, with colors by Tomeu Morey. Other DC characters — including Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin — appear in similar ads.
A quick refresher: Plastic Man was created by Jack Cole in 1941 and has been in and out of the pop culture spotlight for almost 80 years. His biggest exposure likely was in a late 1970s Saturday morning cartoon. DC has owned the rights to the character since the 1950s.
Plastic Man has yet to make the leap to the big screen in spite of multiple rumors of that happening. Most recently, in late 2018 a Plastic Man movie was linked to writer Amanda Idoko, who wrote Breaking News in Yuba County, an upcoming film starring Allison Janney and Mila Kunis.
Luckily for DC, I've had a title for a Plastic Man movie ready to go for a while now —Plastic Man: Polywood Nights. My agent is ready to talk numbers anytime!