Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lo! There Shall Come Endings Week: Plop! #24 Edited by Tony Isabella

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! LO! THERE SHALL COME ENDINGS WEEK rolls on...

Another of Young Groove's faves was DC's "magazine of weird humor" Plop! That mish-mash of horrible humor never failed to entertain me (or my family--my mom, sister, and cousins also dug Plop!). Even the final ish (#24, August 1976--hey, just like Skull!) left me wanting more. And why wouldn't it with talent like Aragones, Wood, Wolverton, Manak, Estrada, Skeates, and Bates on tap? I didn't realize at the time that this final issue was edited by Tony Isabella (fresh from Marvel where he'd done cool stuff like edit FOOM, Marvel's b&w mags, and create Black Goliath, Tigra,and the Champions) taking over from the recently-promoted-to-managing-editor Joe Orlando. Where would Tony have taken Plop! from here? Plop! #24 is our only hint...

































4 comments:

  1. PLOP was a great book. Nothing like that is produced anymore but there is a place for this kind of goofy humor.

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  2. Wow, this takes me back. I'm sure a lot of the material in this issue was from already-purchased inventory, but I think some of the buys were mine. I'd have to read the issue to figure it all out. Very cool entry.

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  3. Glad you dug the post, Tony! If you have any behind-the-scenes info to add, we'd love to hear it!

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  4. Yes, it looks like they were throwing in everything that they had sitting around.

    I always liked Plop and bought it whenever I saw it, but could never warm to Dave Manak's work.

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