(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
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 [as Slim] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
see Notes

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

Indexer Notes

Multiple gags. Multiple job numbers.
ZA-403 "The other guard? - Oh, the Queen ordered him fired."
ZA-401 "Play it again, Sam."
ZA-412 "Isn't it amazing how a hot cup of coffee wakes you so quickly?"
ZA-337 "No then, anyone else bothered by a runny nose?"

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

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

["Hi there, readers!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
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) (Expand) /

Slim Jim / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Now You Can Use Isokinetics (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Powerex / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Impossible? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Universal Bodybuilding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[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-619

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

Indexer Notes

Between pages 5-6 of "Meat His Maker" story.

The Cup Cake Caper (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Customizing (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Customizing Center / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Family Bazaar / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Famous 1st Editions] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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.

[GHI] (Table of Contents)

Plopular Poety / illustration / 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.

Indexer Notes

G is for Glotz.
H is for Hippocritter.
I is for Iggy.

The Burglar (Table of Contents)

Super Plops / cartoon / 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) (Expand) /

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

Have A Super Year! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

NCG Merchandise / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Gentle Way! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
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) (Expand) /

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

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

Family Bazaar / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

[Plops] (Table of Contents)

Monster Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés; John Larter; Ted Robins
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés; John Larter; Ted Robins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abel
Synopsis:
Two cartoons with an introduction.
ZA-448 "Sorry bub... those two front one's gotta go!"
ZA-540 "You know the rules... no pets!"

[Plops] (Table of Contents)

Prison Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

ZA-430 "Lunch time!"
ZA-410 "Exercise time!"
ZA-411 "You know, I'm beginning to worry about you, Myron -- you're not looking well."

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

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

Rush This Coupon Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

Monogram Models / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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. [no title indexed]
    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. [GHI]
    Plopular Poety
  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. [Plops]
    Monster Plops
  25. 24. [Plops]
    Prison Plops
  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