Phil Foglio comic
She's blond an beautiful. He's big and hairy and his knuckles scrape the ground when he walks. They're Angel O'Day and Sam Simeon - a.k.a. ANGEL AND THE APE - and they're back to star in a miniseries that pits them against one of the greatest threats ever faced by man and ape alike! Angel is a tough private investigator, Sam is a cartoonist (hey, a talking gorilla's got to work, right?)...and Sam's got a problem. He's momentarily been turning human. But who's going to believe his story...except his friend and partner Angel, of course? Mixed up in this mess is Angel's meta-human sister, Athena (also known as Dumb Bunny of the Inferior Five) a group of gorilla goons and Sam's dangerous grandfather...the noted Flash adversary Gorilla Grodd! And, as gorillas are popping up all over the place to set mankind up for a big fall, Angel, Sam, Athena and the rest of the Inferior Five set out to get to the bottom of this hairy situation. Meanwhile, Grodd tries to bring his reluctant grandson back into the ape fold to help wrest control of the Earth from the humans...because without Sam, his whole plan will go straight down the drain.
He was the original stretchable superhero of the 1940s, and now PLASTIC MAN is back in an all-new, all-zany four-issue miniseries. How zany is it? Take the stretchable power of the really long arm of the law, add to it his amazing ability to assume any shape under the sun, throw in a liberal dose of sidekick Woozy Winks and some of the wackiest bad guys in town, shake it all up with the creative talents of some of the best that comics has to offer—then double that and you'll have some idea of what to expect in the pages of the PLASTIC MAN miniseries. But wacky isn't all you'll find in PLASTIC MAN. There's also slam-bang action, adventure and pathos—all courtesy of writer Phil Foglio, penciller Hilary Barta and inker John Nyberg, not to mention plot and layout assistance from artist Doug Rice, or a series of “reality checks” provided by artist Kevin Nowlan. What's a “reality check”? Well, it's a way of injecting a little bit of the real world into the skewed reality of the realm inhabited by PLASTIC MAN, his friends and foes. PLASTIC MAN—you will believe a man can ply.
At Transylvania Polygnostic University, Agatha Clay is a student with trouble consentrating and rotten luck. Dedicated to her studies, yet unable to build anything that actually works, she seems destined for a lackluster career as a minor lab assistant. But when the University is overthrown, a strange "clank" stalks the streets-and it begins to look as is Agatha might carry a spark of Mad Science after all.