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(July-August 1976)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Barcode:
0709893061008
Editing:
Joe Orlando; Paul Levitz (assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interiors
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

You'll Go... Out of Your Mind (Table of Contents)

Plop / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing ?
Pencils:
David Manak (signed)
Inks:
David Manak (signed) ?; Joe Orlando ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-377

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writing in Amazing World of DC Comics #11 (1976) before publication of this issue, Paul Levitz and Bob Rozakis provided the following credits: “...an Edwing-Manak-Orlando cover....”

Superman Saves the Earth (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Table of Plop-tents (Table of Contents)

Plop! / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-646

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Pureheart; Rudy
Synopsis:
Rudy tries to save Belinda before Peter Pureheart can.

The Kicking Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
John Albano
Inks:
John Albano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-88

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Terry Tully; Alice Sweet; Devious Dora
Synopsis:
Terry Tully is mean to his wife Alice so she has the witch Devious Dora put a curse on him.

Indexer Notes

Levitz and Rozakis (1976) provided the following credit: “...(John Albano script and art)....”

[Plops] (Table of Contents)

Prison Plops / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Multiple gags. Multiple job numbers. Also multiple non-illustrated jokes.
ZA-408 "It's Spring!"
ZA-435 "Tell the ecology group we're still not sure if the water has been poisoning the fish."
ZA-345 "I never did care much for kite flying."
ZA-431 "He enjoys his work so much that sometimes he starts without me."
ZA-395 "He's the warden's son -- they wanted him to start at the bottom."

["From the first day on the job as a billboard artist, Sasha showed he was something special..."] (Table of Contents)

People Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David V. Reed [as Coram Nobis]
Pencils:
David Manak
Inks:
David Manak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-52 ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sasha
Synopsis:
Billboard artist Sasha admires his work and goes Plop!

Harvey Headlinker (Table of Contents)

Plopular Person of the Month / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton
Inks:
Basil Wolverton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-115

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Harvey Headlinker

Indexer Notes

Pinup design similar to earlier cover layouts.

Maybe I Just Have Big Bones? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano ?
Pencils:
Bill Draut ?
Inks:
Bill Draut ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-328

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Herman; Herman's wife
Synopsis:
Herman is incredibly obese so his wife makes him go on a diet.

Indexer Notes

Levitz and Rozakis (1976) provided the following credits: “...([John] Albano and Bill Draut)....”

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plop Drop / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
ZA-647

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Jimmy Holcomb, unsigned, Linas Sabalys, Ron Lindsey, Ken Kemble, Mike Thompson, Mott the Hobbit, unsigned, Mike White and Anonymous Glutton.

[Plops] (Table of Contents)

Prescription Plops / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Multiple gags. Multiple job numbers. Also multiple non-illustrated jokes.
ZA-244 In an operation observance, someone give the thumbs down signal.
ZA-267 "Say, that's a real gold handle -- rubies, and diamonds -- and oh gee, look... an emerald." Doctors admire the handle of a sword that is stuck through a man.
ZA-445 "I found the missing bacillus!"

Foiled Again (Table of Contents)

Peter Pureheart / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Orlando
Pencils:
John Albano
Inks:
John Albano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-654

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Pureheart; Rudy

["Greetings! I am a Shear's Robot."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pureheart / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Orlando
Pencils:
John Albano
Inks:
John Albano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-655

Characters:
Rudy

The Dirty Thief (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-2040

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly; John Prezborn
Synopsis:
John discovers a chemical that lets him "decompose" himself and he plans to use it to sneak into a bank and steal money.
Reprints:

[Plops] (Table of Contents)

Animal Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Don Edwing [as D. Edwing]
Pencils:
?; ? [as de Carlo]; Dave Manak (signed)
Inks:
?; ? [as de Carlo]; Dave Manak (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Multiple gags. Multiple job numbers. Also multiple non-illustrated jokes.
ZA-62 "You're very fortunate, Pemberton -- these waters are full of sharks!"
A-143 "Sit" A dog sits on his master.

The Experiment (Table of Contents)

Animal Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Dave Manak
Inks:
Dave Manak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-520 ?

[MNO] (Table of Contents)

Plopular Poetry / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Wally Wood
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-593

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Short poems for the letters M, N, and O.

Indexer Notes

M is for Mangaroo.
N is for Nellie Nemish
O is for Omnivor.

The Discovery of the Wheel (Table of Contents)

Historical Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
David Manak
Inks:
David Manak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-374

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A caveman creates the wheel but a cavewoman has a better idea.

A Tale Before Sunrise (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Vincent Alcazar
Inks:
Vincent Alcazar
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-145

Genre:
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters:
Batman
Synopsis:
A vampire hunter accidently puts a stake in Batman.
Reprints:

[Plops] (Table of Contents)

Hunting Plops! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Multiple gags. Multiple job numbers. Also multiple non-illustrated jokes.
ZA-101 "There... all better now!"
ZA-548 "It's great, but will it sell dental floss?"

[Jokes] (Table of Contents)

Cross-eyed Pussycat / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano ?
Pencils:
Henry Scarpelli ?
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cross-Eyed Pussycat

Indexer Notes

Multiple gags. Also multiple non-illustrated jokes..

Levitz and Rozakis (1976) provided the following credits: “...([John] Albano and Scarpelli)....”

[Plops] (Table of Contents)

Monster Plops / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Multiple gags. Multiple job numbers. Also multiple non-illustrated jokes.
A-149 "A monster visits a old prisoner with a beard."
ZA-452 Maternity Ward Waiting Room. "It's a bat."
ZA-465 "Now, can you identify the individual who broke into your pet shop and ate all the animals' eyeballs?"

["Here it is, my little Polsky -- Dracula's coffin!"] (Table of Contents)

Monster Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Dave Manak
Inks:
Dave Manak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-380

Genre:
humor

The Find (Table of Contents)

Spaced-out Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
David Manak
Inks:
David Manak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-611

Genre:
humor

The End (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ZA-264

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. You'll Go... Out of Your Mind
    Plop
  2. 1. Superman Saves the Earth
    Superman; Hostess
  3. 2. Table of Plop-tents
    Plop!
  4. 3. The Kicking Man
  5. 4. [Plops]
    Prison Plops
  6. 5. ["From the first day on the job as a billboard artist, Sasha showed he was something special..."]
    People Plops
  7. 6. Harvey Headlinker
    Plopular Person of the Month
  8. 7. Maybe I Just Have Big Bones?
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Plop Drop
  10. 9. [Plops]
    Prescription Plops
  11. 10. Foiled Again
    Peter Pureheart
  12. 11. ["Greetings! I am a Shear's Robot."]
    Peter Pureheart
  13. 12. The Dirty Thief
  14. 13. [Plops]
    Animal Plops
  15. 14. The Experiment
    Animal Plops
  16. 15. [MNO]
    Plopular Poetry
  17. 16. The Discovery of the Wheel
    Historical Plops
  18. 17. A Tale Before Sunrise
  19. 18. [Plops]
    Hunting Plops!
  20. 19. [Jokes]
    Cross-eyed Pussycat
  21. 20. [Plops]
    Monster Plops
  22. 21. ["Here it is, my little Polsky -- Dracula's coffin!"]
    Monster Plops
  23. 22. The Find
    Spaced-out Plops
  24. 23. The End
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