Was based around a horror / humor story he wrote called "The Poster Plague", which was published in The House of Mystery. The title initially was intended to be called Zany.
A number of the one-panel cartoons published in the comic included the visible prefix ZA, in reference to the originally intended title. With coming up with the final title: Joe Orlando. And I were sitting in a restaurant talking with Carmine Infantino. They wanted a magazine that was different, something about black humor.Carmine came up with the name. We were talking about it and he said, What will we call it? And I said, We can call it anything, because if the magazine is good, then it will stay. And he said, No, we cant call it, for instance... And I said, Yes, we can.
And so I started making sketches of things going PLOP! And they laughed and decided the name was good. Each issue was centered on a frame story. Starring three ghoulish characters with Biblical names: Cain.
Previously introduced in The House of Mystery. And The House of Secrets. Were generally created in one of three ways.
The most common was that Steve Skeates. Would write the stories himself, using the full script. Due to a brief feud with editor Joe Orlando.
For a time Skeates' stories were written under the pseudonym. 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. 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.
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. Aragonés drew most of the frame stories. Later MAD contributor Dave Manak also did art. The magazine was first published without ads but, when sales proved insufficient, advertisements were brought in for later issues. The series received a number of awards, including the Shazam Award. For Best Humor Story in 1973 for "The Gourmet" in issue #1, and another nomination for the same award for "The Escape" in the same issue. Also won the Shazam Award. For Best Writer (Humor Division) in 1973 for his work on the series.
The comic won the Eagle Award. For Favorite Comic (Humor) in 1977. Complete set of comics 1-24. Nice solid mid grade lot. Great art" is in sale since Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
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