Here’s a seldom-seen 1970’s Wally Wood treat: he concocted this irreverent alphabet for Plop! (1973-76), DC Comics’ surprisingly solid yet nearly forgotten gallows humour anthology — forgotten? oh, it’s the same old recipe: just let the material remain out of print for nearly half a century (and counting)*, fold in gradually the dust and grime of neglect, and let wither, uncovered, until utter oblivion is achieved.
While Plopular Poetry is minor ‘woodwork’, it represents some of the best produced by poor Woody at this late stage in his life.
I love Wally Wood!
Sending my dollar bill off to Ansonia Station, New York, in early 1967 and receiving my copy of Witzend #2 was one of the high points of collecting!
That said, I stopped paying attention to aboveground comic books in the early ’70s and missed things like his work for DC! So, thanks for reprinting these pages.
Keep on keepin’ on!
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Trust me, Neal, I hadn’t forgotten your fondness for ol’ Woody… I knew that I’d have at the very least a rapt audience of one for this particular piece!
And thanks for the kind encouragement, it’s always warmly appreciated!