Plop! #20
(March-April 1976)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1975-12-11
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #125.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Johnson (signed)
Inks
Robert Johnson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
see Notes
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The magazine of absolute rot!
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: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
ZA-617
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi there, readers!
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: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Maxene Fabe (credited as Maxine Fabe)
Pencils
Dave Manak (signed)
Inks
Dave Manak (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-2059
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.
Reprints

What To Sink Your Teeth Into When You're Hungry And You're Not A Werewolf (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Slim Jim / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Now You Can Use Isokinetics (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Powerex / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Impossible? (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Universal Bodybuilding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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: 8) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Customizing (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Customizing Center / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Super-Hero Stick-Ons! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Family Bazaar / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Famous 1st Editions] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

This...Says It All!! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Justice for All Includes Children! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
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: 15)

Plopular Poety / comic story / 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: 16)

Super Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Edwing
Pencils
Dave Manak
Inks
Dave Manak
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Have You Seen This Coupon Before? (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

La Salle Extension University / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Have A Super Year! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

NCG Merchandise / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Gentle Way! (Table of Contents: 19)

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: 20) (Expand) /

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

Big-As-Life Hang-Ups! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Family Bazaar Life-Size Hero Pin-Ups / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Fool All your Friends With These Mystifying Magic Tricks (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Monster Plops (Table of Contents: 23)

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!"

Prison Plops (Table of Contents: 24)

Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Johnson (signed)
Inks
Robert Johnson (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: 25) (Expand) /

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

Rush This Coupon Now! (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

They're Van-Tastic! (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Monogram Models / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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 Air Rifles
  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
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]; Hostess Twinkies
  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?
    La Salle 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 Life-Size Hero Pin-Ups
  23. 22. Fool All your Friends With These Mystifying Magic Tricks
    Abracadabra Magic Shop
  24. 23. Monster Plops
    Plops
  25. 24. Prison Plops
    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
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