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Plop #1, Mad Magazine Artists. 1973 DC Comics "The new magazine of weird Humor" Jokes Comic Book

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Plop #1, DC Comics, Mad Magazine artist

This issue is in fair- poor condition, the cover is visibly worn, other than that it is very readable.


Each issue was centered on a frame story starring three ghoulish characters with biblical names: Cain, Abel (previously introduced in House of Mystery, and House of Secrets) and Eve. An issue would typically contain a story told by each of the characters, each bidding to outdo the others in fiendishness.

Stories for Plop! were generally created in one of three ways. The most common was that Steve Skeates would write the stories himself, using the full script method. Due to a brief feud with editor Joe Orlando, for a time Skeates' stories were written under the pseudonym Chester P. Hazel. The second way was using plot ideas submitted by readers of the anthology. Orlando would select which plot ideas would be used, and Skeates would then write the full story. The third way was that Aragonés would write the plot, and someone else would write the script once the story was fully drawn.[2]

An illustrative tale drawn by Berni Wrightson involved a gourmet diner whose love for frog legs leads to a predictable amphibian revenge: he is left without lower limbs and is doomed to negotiate the world on a trolley.[3]

Basil Wolverton and Wallace Wood provided covers for the first 19 issues, each depicting a freakish character of some kind. The cover borders hosting a plethora of creatures, however, were drawn by Sergio Aragonés. All three artists worked on MAD, and the logo of Plop! is reminiscent of the early logo of that magazine. Wolverton's covers were not drawn for Plop!; they were inventory pieces which he sent to DC Comics as a general submission. When all of the drawings he submitted were found suitable for use in Plop!, Wolverton briefly came out of retirement so that he could continue drawing covers for the magazine. After he had a stroke, the magazine turned to Wood as the new cover artist.[2]

Aragonés drew most of the frame stories. Later MAD contributor Dave Manak also did art.[4]

The magazine was first published without ads, but when sales proved insufficient, advertisements were brought in for later issues. The magazine sold so poorly that even with the added advertising revenue, DC Comics lost money on each issue, leading to its cancellation
Plop #1, DC Comics, Mad Magazine artist

This issue is in fair- poor condition, the cover is visibly worn, other than that it is very readable.


Each issue was centered on a frame story starring three ghoulish characters with biblical names: Cain, Abel (previously introduced in House of Mystery, and House of Secrets) and Eve. An issue would typically contain a story told by each of the characters, each bidding to outdo the others in fiendishness.

Stories for Plop! were generally created in one of three ways. The most common was that Steve Skeates would write the stories himself, using the full script method. Due to a brief feud with editor Joe Orlando, for a time Skeates' stories were written under the pseudonym Chester P. Hazel. The second way was using plot ideas submitted by readers of the anthology. Orlando would select which plot ideas would be used, and Skeates would then write the full story. The third way was that Aragonés would write the plot, and someone else would write the script once the story was fully drawn.[2]

An illustrative tale drawn by Berni Wrightson involved a gourmet diner whose love for frog legs leads to a predictable amphibian revenge: he is left without lower limbs and is doomed to negotiate the world on a trolley.[3]

Basil Wolverton and Wallace Wood provided covers for the first 19 issues, each depicting a freakish character of some kind. The cover borders hosting a plethora of creatures, however, were drawn by Sergio Aragonés. All three artists worked on MAD, and the logo of Plop! is reminiscent of the early logo of that magazine. Wolverton's covers were not drawn for Plop!; they were inventory pieces which he sent to DC Comics as a general submission. When all of the drawings he submitted were found suitable for use in Plop!, Wolverton briefly came out of retirement so that he could continue drawing covers for the magazine. After he had a stroke, the magazine turned to Wood as the new cover artist.[2]

Aragonés drew most of the frame stories. Later MAD contributor Dave Manak also did art.[4]

The magazine was first published without ads, but when sales proved insufficient, advertisements were brought in for later issues. The magazine sold so poorly that even with the added advertising revenue, DC Comics lost money on each issue, leading to its cancellation

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