Friday, August 17, 2007

Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #63 - Aug. 1985

More Plop!

I guess we have to thank Mr.Cuti for this second volume, since I got the sense from our interview that the first one--or pretty much any of the non-superhero collections--didn't sell too well. That's a crying shame, since as we'll see these Plop! collections featured some outstanding work, behind the front cover by Wally Wood and inside front cover by Basil Wolverton: 

• An intro starring Cain and Abel by Sergio Aragones 
"Love Is A Dandy!" by Steve Skeates, Steve Ditko, and Wally Wood 
"The Aladdin Frame-Up" by Skeates and Aragones 
"A Tale Before Sunrise" by Skeates and Vicent Alcazar, aka the Final Batman Story 
"A Likely Story" by Skeates and Aragones 
"The Collector" by Coram Nobis and Wood 
"The Demand" by Aragones 
"A Perfectly Crazy Crime" by Skeates and Aragones 
"The Message" by Sheldon Mayer and Alfredo Alcala 
"The Locked Door of Harkness House!" by Maxene Fabe and Dave Manak 
"The Man Who Came to Dinner" by George Kashdan and Nick Cardy 
"We're Always Working For Your Wowweee!" by Skeates and Manak 
"All Wet!" by Skeates and Lee Marrs 
"Once Upon A Swine..." by Victor Schwartzmann, Fabe, and Aaragones 
"Vampire At The Circus" by Dave Edwing and Manak 
"Bug In The Works" by Skeates and Manak 
"The Escape!" by Aaragones 
"The Spell!" (uncredited) 
"Cain's Game Room" by Edwing and Manak 
"The Temple of Ikka-Ka-Ka!" by Skeates and Aragones 
"A Rejection From Cain" by Michael Pellowski and Alcala 
"Molded in Evil" by Ed Noonchester, Kashdan, and Berni Wrightson

...wow, that's a lot of material crammed into one book! Props to DC, Nick Cuti, and all the fine creative madmen behind the all-too-short-lived Plop!


 

1 comment:

John Platt said...

Oh man, I need this issue.