Plop! #22
(July-August 1976)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1976-04-08
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 (editor); Paul Levitz (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comics Reader #129.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plop! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Edwing ?
Pencils
Dave Manak (signed)
Inks
Dave Manak ? (signed); Joe Orlando ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
ZA-377
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'll go out of your mind
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: 1) (Expand) /

Hostess Cup Cakes; Superman / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Table of Plop-tents (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

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)....”

Prison Plops (Table of Contents: 4)

Plops / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

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."

People Plops (Table of Contents: 5)

Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Vern
Pencils
Dave Manak
Inks
Dave Manak
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
ZA-52 ?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the first day on the job as a billboard artist, Sasha showed he was something special...
Genre
humor
Characters
Sasha
Synopsis
Billboard artist Sasha admires his work and goes Plop!

Harvey Headlinker (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Basil Wolverton
Inks
Basil Wolverton
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Albano ?
Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Bill Draut
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

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: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sergio Aragonés
Inks
Sergio Aragonés
Colors
?
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.

Prescription Plops (Table of Contents: 9)

Plops / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ford Button (signed); Robert Johnson (signed)
Inks
Ford Button (signed); Robert Johnson (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: 10)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Joe Orlando
Pencils
John Albano
Inks
John Albano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
ZA-655
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greetings! I am a Shear's Robot.
Genre
humor
Characters
Rudy

The Dirty Thief (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Animal Plops (Table of Contents: 13)

Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Edwing (credited as D. Edwing); ?
Pencils
Dave Manak (signed); ?; ? (as de Carlo)
Inks
Dave Manak (signed); ?; ? (as de Carlo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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: 14)

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: 15)

Plopular Poetry / comic story / 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: 16)

Historical Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
ZA-374
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A caveman creates the wheel but a cavewoman has a better idea.
Reprints

A Tale Before Sunrise (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Vicente Alcázar
Inks
Vicente Alcázar
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
ZA-145
Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Batman
Synopsis
A vampire hunter accidentally puts a stake in Batman.
Reprints

Hunting Plops! (Table of Contents: 18)

Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bo Brown (signed); Robert Johnson (signed)
Inks
Bo Brown (signed); Robert Johnson (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?"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

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)....”

Monster Plops (Table of Contents: 20)

Plops / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Johnson (signed); ?; ? (as Mort)
Inks
Robert Johnson (signed); ?; ? (as Mort)
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?"

Monster Plops (Table of Contents: 21)

Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
ZA-380
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here it is, my little Polsky -- Dracula's coffin!
Genre
humor

The Find (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Job Number
ZA-611
Genre
humor

The End (Table of Contents: 23)

Plops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
ZA-264
Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You'll go out of your mind"]
    Plop!
  2. 1. Superman Saves the Earth
    Hostess Cup Cakes; Superman
  3. 2. Table of Plop-tents
    Plop!
  4. 3. The Kicking Man!
  5. 4. Prison Plops
    Plops
  6. 5. People Plops
    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. Prescription Plops
    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. Animal Plops
    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. Hunting Plops!
    Plops
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Cross-Eyed Pussycat
  21. 20. Monster Plops
    Plops
  22. 21. Monster Plops
    Plops
  23. 22. The Find
    Spaced-out Plops
  24. 23. The End
    Plops
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