In the 70s, DC Comics was doing pretty well with their horror comics, they had regular horror comics, romance horror comics, gothic romance horror comics, etc., usually with a host narrating the stories. Somewhere along the line, one of the combinations with horror was humor horror.
Continuing my showcasing the content of various humor magazines is PLOP!, the aforementioned combination of humor and horror. Before showing that, here's the inspiration for that title. Within HOUSE OF MYSTERY, their title with straight horror stories, they decided that instead of going with someone like Berni Wrightson, they'd have Sergio Aragones illustrate one of their stories. First here's the genesis for PLOP! from #201 in 1972. I'll have an actual issue this Thursday.
Politicon 2017 is July 29-30, and Boing Boing (me, Xeni Jardin) will be in the mix - Politicon, a non-partisan “Unconventional Political Convention” that brings Republicans, Democrats, and people of all political stripes together to rant ...
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