Number 1983: “Crooks need reforming, not deforming”: Plastic Man and the little old lady
Selena Sloop is the little old lady, a reformer, who wants criminals to be helped rather than put in prison. Despite being backed by an organization of “50,000 women” in her crusade against the FBI and Plastic Man, she needs help from Plas and Woozy when gangsters Loopy Louie and Deadly Dean go after the $50,000 (actually $49,999) she has in cash to help in her efforts to reform them. The crooks thought they could make better use of the money.
What Selena doesn’t know is that both Plastic Man (as Eel O’Brian) and Woozy Winks are former crooks who have reformed themselves. (And Plastic Man’s super power is to reform and deform his elastic body).
This is from Police Comics #34 (1944), with artwork signed by Plastic Man creator Jack Cole.