Monday, March 14, 2011

Plop #16 - Wally Wood cover, Steve Ditko / Wally Wood art

Plop v1 #18 dc 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Wally WoodPlop v1 #16 dc 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Wally Wood, Steve Ditko
Plop #16, 1975 - Wally Wood continues the odd menagerie of weird characters on every cover of Plop. Interestingly, he suppresses his own style and mimics Basil Wolverton's earlier works on the title. Inside, he pairs up with Steve Ditko to illustrate a love story between an unlovable man and his dandelion. Steve Skeates' humorous script is enhanced by numerous well-executed sight gags. Wood's penchant for beautiful women is also present, reinforcing the irony of the story (see interior page shown above). As usual, the collaboration of these two artists rarely disappoints. Other artists in this issue include Ric Estrada, Sergio Aragones and others. This is number 4 of 11 Plop issues with Wood art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Plop issues with Ditko art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Plop, Ditko or Wood issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist or Ditko checklist.
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Wood cover pencils and inks = *
"'Love is a Dandy" Ditko story pencils / Wood inks 6 pages = ***
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