(September-October 1973)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1973-06-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
Joe Orlando
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interiors
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

No ads.


The New Magazine of Weird Humor! (Table of Contents)

Plop! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton (Signed); Sergio Aragonés (Marginals)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton (Signed); Sergio Aragonés (Marginals)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Sergio Aragonés (logo design)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
"Arms" Armstrong
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover art is smaller version of back cover. No ads. Logo design credit from Todd Klein (confirmed by Aragonés through Mark Evanier) via his Facebook page, used with permission.

Table of Plop-Tents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (Signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (Signed)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
A-122

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Contents page with Sergio Aragonés art filling in the marginals.

Plops [I] (Table of Contents)

Plop! / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-46

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Abel; Eve
Synopsis:
A few warm-up chuckles to soften you up for the idiocy to come.
Reprints:

The Escape! (Table of Contents)

Plop! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-38

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain (Story teller); Jonathan Francis
Synopsis:
A whimsical look at dungeon life by Sergio Aragonés.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Nominated for a Shazam Award in 1973 for best Humor Story.

Plops [II] (Table of Contents)

Plop! / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; Pat Anderson; Goddard Sherman; Cork
Inks:
?; Pat Anderson; Goddard Sherman; Cork
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
You need a rest from all this sick humor, right? Your belly hurts from laughing, right? Well -- TOO BAD!... have another stomach ache!
Reprints:
Keywords:
dungeon; graveyard; pirate; vampire

Indexer Notes

Multiple one-panel gags. Multiple job numbers.
A-125A - "I love a parade!"
ZA-16 - "Now tell us about the time you rubbed your eye with the wrong hand..."
ZA-106 - "We had the cap on the lens, could you please hit him a few more times?"
ZA-90 - "Wow... it sure doesn't taste like tomato juice!"
ZA-30 - "Don't take too much off the top."
ZA-21 - Small guard at cemetery plot.

A Plop Is Born (Table of Contents)

Editorial / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
ZA-79

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Origin of Plop!

Kongzilla! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Robbins
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-76

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
What is this drooling, slurping, YEECHY thing emerging from the primeval slime and muck? You guessed it -- it's KONGZILLA!
Reprints:

Plops [III] (Table of Contents)

Plop! / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; A. S. Habbick
Inks:
?; A. S. Habbick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Time out for some more sicky-dickies, kids! Remember, PLOP and world PLOPS with you, right?
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Multiple one-panel gags. Multiple job numbers.
A-137 - X marks the spot - for the letter X.
ZA-8 - A bucket of coins above a door falls on a bank robber.
ZA-85 - Guy wheeling patient to surgery gets distracted by nurse.
A-160 - "So, what's so strange about an ingrown hair?"
A-136 - "Dad, Dad, I only had one cavity!"

The Message (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Alfredo Alcala
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1822

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A brief yarn for those of you who've occasionally had your TV reception ruined by... ghosts!
Reprints:

Plops [IV] (Table of Contents)

Plop! / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; Oskar Blotta; Dawson; John Albano
Inks:
?; Oskar Blotta; Dawson; John Albano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Gimme a P and an L O P! Whattay got? PLOP! PLOP!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Multiple one-panel gags. Multiple job numbers.
ZA-27 - "Mother, look - a ghost!" Baby fish sees fish skeleton.
ZA-11 - "This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, this little..."
ZA-109 - Eternal Peace Monument Co. Lifetime Guarantee.
ZA-12 - Lady takes dog to cemetery so the dog can bury a bone.
A-139 - Sweeping the dirt under a dungeon prisoner.
ZA-70 - "April Fool!" Mad doctor switches a monsters hands and feet.
ZA-19 - "You the party who advertised for a young man with a good brain?"
A-140 - Doggone kids leavin' toys all over the park!
J-1461 - A pointy tailed guy visits his friend in a hospital; Referee check the rule book on a fighter eating his opponent; Airplane pilots wearing parachutes run past passengers.

The Gourmet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Berni Wrightson [Bernie Wrightson] (Signed)
Inks:
Berni Wrightson [Bernie Wrightson] (Signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-1810

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (Story host); Vernon Glute; Hormsley (Death); Unnamed male and female customers at Slee-Zee Diner; Unnamed cook at Slee-Zee Diner; Unnamed male waiter at Slee-Zee Diner
Synopsis:
Bernie Wrightson drew this tasteless tale about a man who would pay any price for a meal of frogs' legs. You heard us right, kiddies... any price !
Reprints:

[Closing] (Table of Contents)

Plop! / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-47

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Abel; Eve
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence on inside back cover page in black and white.

"Arms" Armstrong (Table of Contents)

Plop! / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Basil Wolverton; Sergio Aragonés (Background)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton; Sergio Aragonés (Background)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
"Arms" Armstrong

Indexer Notes

Character artwork same as front cover with the Sergio Aragonés artwork filling in entire background not just marginal border. Text and Wolverton's signature are ommitted as well.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The New Magazine of Weird Humor!
    Plop!
  2. 1. Table of Plop-Tents
  3. 2. Plops [I]
    Plop!
  4. 3. The Escape!
    Plop!
  5. 4. Plops [II]
    Plop!
  6. 5. A Plop Is Born
    Editorial
  7. 6. Kongzilla!
  8. 7. Plops [III]
    Plop!
  9. 8. The Message
  10. 9. Plops [IV]
    Plop!
  11. 10. The Gourmet
  12. 11. [Closing]
    Plop!
  13. 12. "Arms" Armstrong
    Plop!
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