Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Marvel September 1972 Ad #1

Originally uploaded by waffyjon.
Here's one of those kinds of ads you used to see all the time in comics... although the Charles Atlas ads were much more common.

It's kind of funny, when you think about it... all those body-building ads in comic books... I mean, let's be honest, most comics fans tend to be either skinny or (like myself) overweight... it's only been in recent years we've seen more comics readers who are in fairly good shape. I wonder how many skinny/heavy comics readers sent off for any of these offers? I know I didn't, nor did I have any interest in them (then again, when I was a kid, I was one of the skinny ones... where the heck did I go wrong?).


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