Come and join us at the Grand GCD Gathering during the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 25-27, 2015. This will be an historic meeting, where more of us will meet face-to-face than ever before. Visit us on Facebook and let us know you are coming, and we will make arrangements to meet!

(August 1975)

DC, 1973 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
3
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing:
Joe Orlando (editor); Paul Levitz (assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interiors
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Roarin' Rodney Roadrunner (Table of Contents)

Plop! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed); Sergio Aragonés (border)
Inks:
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed); Sergio Aragonés (border)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
ZA-569

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Roarin' Rodney Roadrunner; Cain; Abel; Eve
Reprints:

3 Free Baseball Cards (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Hostess Snack Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Oh...heh-heh...Hi there, readers!"] (Table of Contents)

Plop! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés (story) ?; Steve Skeates (script)
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés [as Aragonés] (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés [as Aragonés] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-589

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Abel; Eve; Dr. Savin
Synopsis:
Our three hosts are deep in the jungle to test a new gizmo which translates human talk into animal language.

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence on first and next-to-last non-cover pages of issue. Amazing World of DC Comics #5 (1975), in promoting this issue, provided the following credits: “intros by Sergio Aragonés and Steve Skeates....” This ordering of credits seems to suggest that Aragonés originated the pages, and that Skeates added dialog to the art. The AWODCC credits appear to cover non-consecutive pages in this issue.

All Wet! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates credited)
Pencils:
Lee Marrs (credited)
Inks:
Lee Marrs (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-314

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dennis; Dennis's parents; Fido; Cookie Jar Genie; Freddy's parents; Eve (host)
Synopsis:
Dennis gets a puppy for his birthday and mistreats it, until a genie grants both Dennis and the puppy a wish.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dennis's parents look very much like Dennis The Menace's parents.

Enter the Razzles Dazzle Stakes (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Razzles Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Look What You Can Make with an Alabe Play Lab Kit! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Alabe Products Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Any 6 Tapes or Records - $1.69 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Columbia Record & Tape Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Yes, as a matter of fact I do have some experience!"] (Table of Contents)

Monster Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Larter ?
Pencils:
John Larter [as Larter] (signed); Sergio Aragonés (background)
Inks:
John Larter [as Larter] (signed); Sergio Aragonés (background)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-512; ZA-510

Genre:
humor
Characters:
a vampire; Frankenstein
Synopsis:
A vampire applies for a job at a blood bank; Frankenstein waters a potted palm.

Indexer Notes

Two 1-panel gags.

["No, No -- Just the peanut, stupid!"] (Table of Contents)

Animal Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed); Malcom Hancock [as Mal] (signed); Sergio Aragonés (background)
Inks:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed); Malcom Hancock [as Mal] (signed); Sergio Aragonés (background)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-103; ZA-479; ZA-506

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An elephant eats the person feeding him a peanut; a bear appears to a camper, wearing a sign about preventing forest fires; Mrs. Potter has been swallowed by a crocodile.

Indexer Notes

Three 1-panel gags: 2 by Slim and 1 by Mal.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Prescription Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed); Sergio Aragonés (background)
Inks:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed); Sergio Aragonés (background)
Colors:
?
Job Number:
ZA-248; ZA-553

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A patient undressing for an examination, removes his head; doctors consult with a witch doctor.

Indexer Notes

Two 1-panel gags.

Learn the Secret Powers of the Deadliest Killers in the Orient (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

G. P. Exports / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Damien's Aunt Had to Take the Kid (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano (credited)
Pencils:
John Albano (credited)
Inks:
Bill Draut (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-125

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Damien Daniels; Damien's aunt; circus owner; Rudy The Midget; animal wranglers; Cleo (snake); gangsters; talking ant; Cain (host)
Synopsis:
Damien runs off to join the circus, which is such a disaster that he returns to his abusive aunt. There, he unwittingly causes tragedy to befall her.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Abracadabra Magic Shop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Well, Abel -- What did you think of the special Joe Orlando issue of Amazing World of DC Comics?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

What to Sink Your Teeth into When You're Hungry and You're Not a Werewolf. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Slim Jim / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

First DC Gave You the Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Deadliest Man Alive (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Black Dragon Fighting Society / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Second Chance for High School Dropouts (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wayne School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dynamite from DC (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

TV Magic Tricks (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

TV Magic Ltd. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

We Have a Limited Supply of These Other Issues! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Dive Bomber; The Snack (Table of Contents)

Fowl Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Manak ?
Pencils:
David Manak [as Manak] (signed)
Inks:
David Manak [as Manak] (signed)
Colors:
?
Job Number:
A-124-D; ZA-507

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A pigeon is keeping score of the hats he has hit; a man feeding pigeons becomes a snack for a large bird.

Indexer Notes

Two multi-panel gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plop Drop / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés ?
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
ZA-587

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Robert Clan, Billy Buffington, Clark Kent, Crae Z. Person, Oliver Markanjevic, Ivant Muneyback, with some fake letters or aliases used, along with title header illustration.
Following page is final page of framing sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Make Excellent Extra Cash... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Engravaplates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Impossible? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Universal Bodybuilding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Outgrown Your Old Daisy? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Roarin' Rodney Roadrunner
    Plop!
  2. 1. 3 Free Baseball Cards
    Hostess Snack Cakes
  3. 2. ["Oh...heh-heh...Hi there, readers!"]
    Plop!
  4. 3. All Wet!
  5. 4. Enter the Razzles Dazzle Stakes
    Razzles Gum
  6. 5. Look What You Can Make with an Alabe Play Lab Kit!
    Alabe Products Inc.
  7. 6. Any 6 Tapes or Records - $1.69
    Columbia Record & Tape Club
  8. 7. ["Yes, as a matter of fact I do have some experience!"]
    Monster Plops
  9. 8. ["No, No -- Just the peanut, stupid!"]
    Animal Plops
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Prescription Plops
  11. 10. Learn the Secret Powers of the Deadliest Killers in the Orient
    G. P. Exports
  12. 11. Write Right Now!
  13. 12. Damien's Aunt Had to Take the Kid
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Abracadabra Magic Shop
  15. 14. ["Well, Abel -- What did you think of the special Joe Orlando issue of Amazing World of DC Comics?"]
  16. 15. What to Sink Your Teeth into When You're Hungry and You're Not a Werewolf.
    Slim Jim
  17. 16. First DC Gave You the Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes
    DC Comics
  18. 17. Deadliest Man Alive
    Black Dragon Fighting Society
  19. 18. Second Chance for High School Dropouts
    Wayne School
  20. 19. Dynamite from DC
  21. 20. TV Magic Tricks
    TV Magic Ltd.
  22. 21. We Have a Limited Supply of These Other Issues!
    DC Comics
  23. 22. Dive Bomber; The Snack
    Fowl Plops
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Plop Drop
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    American Circle Corp.
  26. 25. Make Excellent Extra Cash...
    Engravaplates
  27. 26. Impossible?
    Universal Bodybuilding
  28. 27. Outgrown Your Old Daisy?
    Daisy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • David B
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Rodney Hinkle