Thursday, December 8, 2011

PLOP - The Magazine of Weird Humor

Plop!, "The New Magazine of Weird Humor!", was a comic book anthology published by DC Comics in the mid 1970s. It falls into the horror / humor genre. There were 24 issues in all and the series ran from Sept./Oct. 1973 to Nov./Dec. 1976.

Issues were hosted by three ghoulish characters with biblical names: Cain, Abel, and Eve. An issue would typically contain a story told by each of the characters, each bidding to outdo the others in fiendishness.

An illustrative tale involved a gourmet diner whose love for frogs' legs leads to a predictable amphibian revenge: he is left without lower limbs and is doomed to negotiate the world on a trolley.
Basil Wolverton and Wallace Wood provided distinctive covers for the first 19 issues, each depicting a freakish character of some kind.

more on wikipedia
 all 24 covers: link
read first issue of Plop: link

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