Classic Comic Ads (are awesome too)

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  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,481

    This was a favorite toy. Especially loved the bionic eye.

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    -chris

    Also favorite toy of mine.

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  • GregGreg Posts: 1,891
    edited October 2016

    Greg said:

    My mom was still refusing to let me play D & D

    Was she afraid it would lead you to ...

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    Yes, and it didn't help that both my grandmothers were in on it too. I had to hide my Conan and Warlord comics, wasn't allowed to have any Masters of the Universe toys and I could only watch the D & D cartoon if she wasn't home. the only way I was able to see movies such as Conan, Red Sonja, Clash of the Titans and Sword and the Sorceror were because my dad took me. It was't until around '87 that she came around on it.

    During one game session my mom's mother tried to save my best friend by rebuking the devil from him. It was the most bizarre thing I had ever seen and he fell out of his chair laughing.
  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 2,962
    edited October 2016
    Greg said:

    Greg said:

    My mom was still refusing to let me play D & D

    Was she afraid it would lead you to ...

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    Yes, and it didn't help that both my grandmother's were in on it too. I had to hide my Conan and Warlord comics, wasn't allowed to have any Masters of the Universe toys and I could only watch the D & D cartoon if she wasn't home. the only way I was able to see movies such as Conan, Red Sonja, Clash of the Titans and Sword and the Sorceror were because my dad took me. It was't until around '87 that she came around on it.

    During one game session my mom's mother tried to save my best friend by rebuking the devil from him. It was the most bizarre thing I had ever seen and he fell out of his chair laughing.
    I'm not mocking or making fun here.
    But man that is kind of an incredible 1980s story right there. I can see that scene in a teen comedy about the 1980s.
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 4,719
    How about this house ad, which wasn’t really promoting a particular series, but rather the coming of a particular creator.

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  • How about this house ad, which wasn’t really promoting a particular series, but rather the coming of a particular creator.

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    Which, oddly enough, seems to be written by Jack Kirby himself. Who ELSE wrote quite like that?

    "People! Places! Things!" er.....you mean "nouns"?
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 4,719
    The Rom house ad was definitely one of their best. Some might say it was better than the actual comic. :grin:
  • RedRight88RedRight88 Posts: 1,072
    Here are a few promotional posters...

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  • RedRight88RedRight88 Posts: 1,072
    Here are a couple of SuperPowers ads...

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  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,481

    The Rom house ad was definitely one of their best. Some might say it was better than the actual comic. :grin:

    I might agree, but I would at least say that the first few issues hit all the right notes for me, even upon rereading them last year. That ad was definitely one of the best ones, however.
  • Mr_CosmicMr_Cosmic Posts: 3,025
    Greg said:

    Greg said:

    My mom was still refusing to let me play D & D

    Was she afraid it would lead you to ...

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    Yes, and it didn't help that both my grandmothers were in on it too. I had to hide my Conan and Warlord comics, wasn't allowed to have any Masters of the Universe toys and I could only watch the D & D cartoon if she wasn't home. the only way I was able to see movies such as Conan, Red Sonja, Clash of the Titans and Sword and the Sorceror were because my dad took me. It was't until around '87 that she came around on it.

    During one game session my mom's mother tried to save my best friend by rebuking the devil from him. It was the most bizarre thing I had ever seen and he fell out of his chair laughing.
    Not to go way off topic but D&D was scary stuff to people back then. Heck, Tom Hanks was in a movie(Mazes and Monsters) that didn't help. I remember being about 8 or 9 and seeing a news program about a kid who murdered another kid while acting out something from he said was from D&D. When I was older I started reading Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms and realized how silly the hysteria was.
  • Here are a couple of SuperPowers ads...

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    Super Powers!
    Loved those toys, but I only had a few. The mini comics that came with the figures were a great add-in.
  • And, another Dr. Strange house ad, for a collaboration that was never realized.

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    Marshall Rogers ended up drawing the "next" issue of Dr. Strange that would have seen Miller coming onboard. Here's a link with a short explanation from Roger Stern as to what happened (warning--it appears there was no drama or tension surrounding the decision): LINK

    -chris
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 4,719
    I was all about Evel Knieval when I was little. Of course I had the crank-up stunt cycle. My babysitter’s kids, who were much older than me, had the scramble van too, though the jumps off of that ramp weren’t nearly as graceful as I’d been led to believe.

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  • Evel himself doesn't look too convinced. Also, what's a "swagger stick"?
  • hauberkhauberk Posts: 1,169

    I was all about Evel Knieval when I was little. Of course I had the crank-up stunt cycle. My babysitter’s kids, who were much older than me, had the scramble van too, though the jumps off of that ramp weren’t nearly as graceful as I’d been led to believe.

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    Me too. I don't think that I had the Scramble Van, but had the chopper and the rocket cycle.
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 4,719

    Evel himself doesn't look too convinced. Also, what's a "swagger stick"?

    A swagger stick is a hollow cane in which Evel kept his whiskey—I mean, pain medication.
  • GregGreg Posts: 1,891

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    That's a series I would love to see again.
  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 4,719
    A 1966 ad promoting DC characters on TV and... Broadway?

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  • RedRight88RedRight88 Posts: 1,072
    Someone out there should like this

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  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,481
    You had me at 'Michael Golden'
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  • I knew of Wrightson and had experienced his art in small doses. I believe this was the first time I read a "longer" story drawn by him, and I loved it.

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    -chris
  • RedRight88RedRight88 Posts: 1,072
    Here's a couple...

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  • mwhitt80mwhitt80 Posts: 2,962

    A 1966 ad promoting DC characters on TV and... Broadway?

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    "In colorful animation" says the black and white ad.
  • bralinatorbralinator Posts: 5,481
    Not sure where this is from, but had to share.
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  • mwhitt80 said:

    I'm not mocking or making fun here.
    But man that is kind of an incredible 1980s story right there. I can see that scene in a teen comedy about the 1980s.

    "Strange Things Season II" perhaps?

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