Classic Comic Ads (are awesome too)

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  • dubbat138dubbat138 Posts: 3,083
    I got the "Mail order Mysteries" book that someone mentioned earlier in this thread. And it was a fun read. Now I want to track down about half the items talked about in it.
  • RobAndersonRobAnderson Posts: 537
    I got the "Mail order Mysteries" book that someone mentioned earlier in this thread. And it was a fun read. Now I want to track down about half the items talked about in it.
    I *loved* that book! I picked up my copy at NYCC last year from the publisher and I got so much joy out of it. :-)

  • GrimsisterGrimsister Posts: 35
    Got to be children's x-ray specks...
    "they really work!"
    he he
  • dubbat138dubbat138 Posts: 3,083
    Got to be children's x-ray specks...
    "they really work!"
    he he
    I can remember ordering a pair when I was about 6. Waiting what felt like 5 months for them to come in. And then being super pissed off that they didn't really work. Here I was thinking I could use my new X-ray spex to search for buried pirate treasure in my yard.
  • dubbat138dubbat138 Posts: 3,083
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    I own 5 of the 6 pez shown in that ad. Never been able to get a Joker.
  • Stevenw888Stevenw888 Posts: 114
    I'd like to revive this thread, simply because MY POLARIS NUCLEAR SUB still hasn't arrived...!

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  • CageNarleighCageNarleigh Posts: 667
    edited June 2014
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    LOVE the Hostess stuff, but a Hostess ad BASED on my FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME!? Yeah, that takes the "cake". ;)

    In fact, I liked it so much, I devoted a blog post to it. Check it out!
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,841
    WetRats said:

    @kfreeman: The Hostess ads are in a special league all their own. They epitomize Pure Comic-y Goodness (tm)!


    Agree 100%
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,167
    I was going through some old Marvel 2099 the other night (Spiderman 2099 maybe?) and found an ad for Marvel vs. DC where "Marvel Wins". I'll find it when I get home and post it up.
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,841
    Was always a huge fan of the 2 page spreads for Clark Bars contest. Both DC and Marvel got in on that campaign. Great art!

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  • SolitaireRoseSolitaireRose Posts: 1,445
    I still want to join the Black Dragon Fighting Society!
  • Stevenw888Stevenw888 Posts: 114
    edited July 2014
    I want to make something with my ThingMaker!

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  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,841

    I still want to join the Black Dragon Fighting Society!

    Aaawwwww yeah!

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  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,841
    Nice.
  • HexHex Posts: 901
    I still regret not buying that Doc Doom figure.
  • WetRatsWetRats Posts: 6,314
    Bring on the Hostess™ Fruit Pies!
  • A house ad from one of my favorite series, all time.

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  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,841
    A great series. I need to reread my trades. I have it in trades, floppies, and even the magazine.
  • ChrisBeckettChrisBeckett Posts: 379
    edited October 2016

    A great series. I need to reread my trades. I have it in trades, floppies, and even the magazine.

    Did Marvel collect those two short stories from Savage Tales magazine in the trades?

    And a second question, @bralinator: Did you ever read Don Lomax's Vietnam Journal series? Those first 16 issues, especially, are some of the best comics (in my opinion) ever created.
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,169
    I seem to recall there being an old thread for comic book ads, but I don't have time to go look it up. I do know that I've posted this before for some reason. But I'm going to post it again anyway, because it is the single greatest comic book ad ever: “Street Ball” drawn by Jack Davis, and featuring Rick Barry and my all-time favorite baller, Dr. J.

    Fun fact: Jack Davis was the captain of his high school basketball team.

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  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,169
    One more quick one: the 1976 ad for the Green Machine. If the Big Wheel (which was king of the plastic pedal trikes at the time) was the Corvette of its day, then the Green Machine was the Lamborghini. What made the Green Machine cool was the gear shift steering which allowed you to “spin out” 180º. I was fascinated by this ad when it came out. I was only 6, not “8, 9, 10 years old”, and I was short at that, but my grandparents got me this for Christmas that year, and I drove that thing up and down their driveway for years until I wore holes in the plastic tires. It was the best for driveway races, because while my brother had to slowly curve around on his tricycle to make the turn to get back up the drive, I could make a tight 180º and be on my way. Good times.

    Even now I look at this ad and laugh at/admire how serious they made the technical diagram. But it worked on me.

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  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,841

    I seem to recall there being an old thread for comic book ads, but I don't have time to go look it up.

    All I had to do was search for "hostess"

    http://thecomicforums.vanillaforums.com/discussion/390/your-favorite-ad-from-old-comics/p1

  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 5,169
    edited October 2016

    I seem to recall there being an old thread for comic book ads, but I don't have time to go look it up.

    All I had to do was search for "hostess"

    http://thecomicforums.vanillaforums.com/discussion/390/your-favorite-ad-from-old-comics/p1

    Today is my wife's birthday, so I was only taking a couple of minutes to check the forum. But good to know I’m not going senile. [Edit: Although I’d posted this in the Jack Davis RIP thread, not in the other comic book ad thread. @LibraryBoy posted it there. So I’m only partly senile.]

    Maybe a merge is in order, @David_D? Or not.
  • David_DDavid_D Posts: 3,432
    edited October 2016
    Amalgamated!
  • David_D said:

    Amalgamated!

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  • Mr_CosmicMr_Cosmic Posts: 3,068
    107 new posts?!?!...oh, amalgamated.
  • TSR & Marvel --- two great tastes that go great together. (possibly...because I never played this RPG)

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  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 3,167

    I seem to recall there being an old thread for comic book ads, but I don't have time to go look it up. I do know that I've posted this before for some reason. But I'm going to post it again anyway, because it is the single greatest comic book ad ever: “Street Ball” drawn by Jack Davis, and featuring Rick Barry and my all-time favorite baller, Dr. J.

    Fun fact: Jack Davis was the captain of his high school basketball team.

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    I love that salty Rick Barry, maybe the most hated player of his era, is being pleasant to kids. I'm not even sure that liked his on kids much less a bunch of bunch of dirty street urchins. Plus that man never smiled once in his adult life.

    PS I love me some salty Rick Barry. I'm not sure there is a great NBA player I've ever truly disliked, even Kareem.
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