(March-April 1976)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-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
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Joe Orlando; Paul Levitz (assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interiors
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

The Magazine of Absolute Rot! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Johnson
Inks:
Robert Johnson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
see Notes

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Four gags involving torture in a dungeon.

Indexer Notes

Job numbers: ZA-403; ZA-401; ZA-412; Z-337.

If Your First Daisy Seems Smaller Now, Come Size Up A New One (Table of Contents)

Daisy B.B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for guns from Daisy division of Victor Comptometer Corporation.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

["Hi There, Readers!"] (Table of Contents)

Plop! / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-617

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Abel; Eve; miners
Synopsis:
The hosts help out with a mine cave-in so they can tell stories to the trapped miners. When the miners are finally out, they bury our hosts to keep them from telling any more stories.

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence with 2 pages at front of issue and 1 at back.

Meat His Maker (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Maxine Fabe
Pencils:
David Manak (signed)
Inks:
David Manak (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-2069

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Simpson; Harry Noxin; Jerry; Eve
Synopsis:
Mr. Noxin is making meatless hamburgers, but Simpson warns him the factory needs meat...and it gets it.

What To Sink Your Teeth Into When You're Hungry And You're Not A Werewolf (Table of Contents)

Slim Jim / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for meat snacks.

Indexer Notes

between pages 2-3 of "Meat" story

Now You Can Use Isokinetics (Table of Contents)

Powerex / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for body building equipment.

Indexer Notes

between pages 2-3 of "Meat" story

Impossible? (Table of Contents)

Universal Bodybuilding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Brian Eastman
Synopsis:
Ad for body building system.

Indexer Notes

between pages 2-3 of "Meat" story

Plop Drop (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters from: Napoleon XIV, Marc Rosner, Ytxke, and Freddy Thompson, with resonses.

Indexer Notes

between pages 5-6 of "Meat" story

The Cup Cake Caper (Table of Contents)

Hostess Twinkies; Captain Marvel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Max; Max's boss
Synopsis:
Max's boss and his crew steal all the Hostess Cup Cakes, but Captain Marvel finds him and has the snacks returned.

Indexer Notes

between pages 5-6 of "Meat" story

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Classified ads for various products including body building, novelties, comic books, coins, karate, and a Star Trek computer game.

Indexer Notes

between pages 5-6 of "Meat" story

Make Money Customizing (Table of Contents)

Customizing Center / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for instruction book for customizing vehicles.

Super-Hero Stick-Ons! (Table of Contents)

Family Bazaar / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Hawkman; Green Lantern; Superman; Flash; Batman; Robin; Green Arrow; Aquaman; Supergirl
Synopsis:
Ad for wall-size stickers of DC superheroes.

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from various DC comics; the Green Lantern figure appears to be by Gil Kane.

[Famous 1st Editions] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for Famous 1st Edition and other large format comics, noting an imminent price increase.

This...Says It All!! (Table of Contents)

Superman Vs Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman; Spider-Man
Synopsis:
Ad for comic book.

Justice For All Includes Children! (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Workman

Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Exhorting children to know and obey the law.

Indexer Notes

In cooperation with the National Center For Juvenile Justice, and the Research Division of the National Council of Juvenile Court Judges.

Plopular Poetry (Table of Contents)

Plop! / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Wally Wood
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
ZA-572

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Glotz; Hippocritter; Iggy
Synopsis:
Short poems for the letters G, H, and I.

The Burglar (Table of Contents)

Super Plops / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
David Manak
Inks:
David Manak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Synopsis:
A vampire scares a burglar who thinks it's Batman.

Have You Seen This Coupon Before? (Table of Contents)

LaSalle Extension University / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for training school.

Have A Super Year! (Table of Contents)

NCG Merchandise / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for toys and a 1976 calendar featuring DC Comics characters.

The Gentle Way (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-602

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cain; Sammy Smedling; Mr. Smedling; Mrs. Smedling; Ted Mackay; US Army
Synopsis:
Sammy is a failure at every sport until he learns martial arts...and becomes a menace.

Fast Track To A Cool Job! (Table of Contents)

North American School of Motorcycle Repair / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for training school.

Big-As-Life Hang-Ups! (Table of Contents)

Family Bazaar / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Superman; Batman
Synopsis:
Ad for poseable wall hangings

Fool All your Friends With These Mystifying Magic Tricks (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for magic tricks and supplies.

Monster Plops (Table of Contents)

Plop! / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones; John Larter; Ted Robins
Inks:
Sergio Aragones; John Larter; Ted Robins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-448; ZA-540

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abel
Synopsis:
Two cartoons with an introduction.

Prison Plops (Table of Contents)

Plop! / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-430; ZA-410; ZA-411

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Three gags involving torture in dungeons.

204 PC. Revolutionary War Soldiers Set (Table of Contents)

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for toy soldiers.

Rush This Coupon Now! (Table of Contents)

Muscle Fighter IV / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Characters:
Robert Nailon
Synopsis:
Ad for new muscle building program.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

They're Van-Tastic! (Table of Contents)

Monogram Models / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for Monogram's SnapTite model kits, from Mattel.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Magazine of Absolute Rot!
  2. 1. If Your First Daisy Seems Smaller Now, Come Size Up A New One
    Daisy B.B Guns
  3. 2. ["Hi There, Readers!"]
    Plop!
  4. 3. Meat His Maker
  5. 4. What To Sink Your Teeth Into When You're Hungry And You're Not A Werewolf
    Slim Jim
  6. 5. Now You Can Use Isokinetics
    Powerex
  7. 6. Impossible?
    Universal Bodybuilding
  8. 7. Plop Drop
    Plop Drop
  9. 8. The Cup Cake Caper
    Hostess Twinkies; Captain Marvel
  10. 9. Write Right Now!
  11. 10. Make Money Customizing
    Customizing Center
  12. 11. Super-Hero Stick-Ons!
    Family Bazaar
  13. 12. [Famous 1st Editions]
    DC Comics
  14. 13. This...Says It All!!
    Superman Vs Spider-Man
  15. 14. Justice For All Includes Children!
    Superman
  16. 15. Plopular Poetry
    Plop!
  17. 16. The Burglar
    Super Plops
  18. 17. Have You Seen This Coupon Before?
    LaSalle Extension University
  19. 18. Have A Super Year!
    NCG Merchandise
  20. 19. The Gentle Way
  21. 20. Fast Track To A Cool Job!
    North American School of Motorcycle Repair
  22. 21. Big-As-Life Hang-Ups!
    Family Bazaar
  23. 22. Fool All your Friends With These Mystifying Magic Tricks
    Abracadabra Magic Shop
  24. 23. Monster Plops
    Plop!
  25. 24. Prison Plops
    Plop!
  26. 25. 204 PC. Revolutionary War Soldiers Set
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  27. 26. Rush This Coupon Now!
    Muscle Fighter IV
  28. 27. They're Van-Tastic!
    Monogram Models
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Rodney Hinkle