Plop! #1
(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

On-sale date from Comic Reader #97. No ads.


[no title indexed] (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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The new magazine of weird humor!
Genre
humor
Characters
"Arms" Armstrong
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art is a smaller version of the back cover. 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: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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.

[I] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
ZA-46
Genre
humor
Characters
Cain; Abel; Eve
Reprints

The Escape! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
ZA-39
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.

[II] (Table of Contents: 4)

Plops / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed); Pat Anderson; Goddard Sherman; Cork
Inks
?; Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed); Pat Anderson; Goddard Sherman; Cork
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
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: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz [as Cain]
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
ZA-79
Genre
humor
Reprints
Keywords
editorial

Indexer Notes

The Origin of Plop!

Kongzilla! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Robbins
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Izzo ?

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

[III] (Table of Contents: 7)

Plops / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed); A. S. Habbick
Inks
?; Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed); A. S. Habbick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
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: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Colors
?
Letters
Alfredo Alcala

Job Number
J-1822
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A ghost reports back to his friends in the graveyard what the score of the ballgame was.
Reprints

[IV] (Table of Contents: 9)

Plops / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed); Oskar Blotta Jr; Dawson; John Albano
Inks
?; Robert Johnson [as Slim] (signed); Oskar Blotta Jr; Dawson; John Albano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
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: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Berni Wrightson [as Bernie Wrightson] (Signed)
Inks
Berni Wrightson [as Bernie Wrightson] (Signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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 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: 11)

Plops / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Letters
Ben Oda

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: 12)

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 omitted as well.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The new magazine of weird humor!"]
    Plop!
  2. 1. Table of Plop-tents
  3. 2. [I]
    Plops
  4. 3. The Escape!
    Plop!
  5. 4. [II]
    Plops
  6. 5. A Plop Is Born
  7. 6. Kongzilla!
  8. 7. [III]
    Plops
  9. 8. The Message
  10. 9. [IV]
    Plops
  11. 10. The Gourmet
  12. 11. [Closing]
    Plops
  13. 12. ["Arms" Armstrong]
    Plop!
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