Plop! was a humor magazine published by DC from 1973 to 1976. I bought most of the copies when they were on the newsstand, and I still have them. It was an unabashed rip-off of Harvey Kurtzman's 1950s MAD, and not as good. The best thing about this self-described "New Magazine of Weird Humor!" were the covers by Basil Wolverton (who drew for MAD) and the marginalia by Sergio Aragones (another MAD artist).
The Bristol Board posted a high-res scan of this unpublished original Plop! cover by Wolverton/Aragones. What does it mean? I don't think it means anything, which is classic Wolverton.
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Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life And Comics Of Basil Wolverton Vol. 1
by Basil Wolverton (author) and Greg Sadowski (editor)
2012, 304 pages, 8.4 x 1.2 x 10.8 inches
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Cartoonist Basil Wolverton (1909-1978) is best known for his drawings of monstrously ugly people that ran in early issues of MAD, back when it was a comic book. But before that, Wolverton wrote and illustrated bizarre and compelling science fiction comic book stories that pitted square-jawed, steely eyed spacemen with hideous aliens and evil geniuses.
Creeping Death from Neptune contains a wealth of early Wolverton comics, including work he did as a teenager, sketches, unpublished art, and rejection letters he received from publishers and animation studios. Edited by Greg Sadowski, this book is a labor of love and a treasure for anyone interested in the history of comic books.
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