Saturday, May 28, 2011

Comic Book Advertisements!

This time around, I'm looking at ads from DC's Debbi's Dates #5, although I'd imagine some of these ads appeared in other DC titles. Not the above ad, necessarily... sure, it may have appeared in some of the other romance/dating books, but I can't see it running on the inside front cover of G.I. Combat or House of Mystery, can you?

Then again, maybe it did, for all I know... I've seen this ad (or a similar one) appearing in some other rather incongruous books, such as some black-and-white horror mags!

I wonder how many comic book readers looked at this ad on the bottom third of page 8 and thought, "Man, that doesn't even look close to the Starship Enterprise," not realizing that there was an aircraft carrier by that name first. I'm not sure what made that model specifically the Enterprise, though, as I'd think at that scale they could've included insignia for pretty much any aircraft carrier of the era...

The only reason I decided to share this Hot Wheels ad was because when I saw it, my first thought was how freaking expensive something like that would cost these days... I mean, have you checked out the prices on Hot Wheels tracks and stuff these days? If it was proportionately-priced back when I was a kid, no wonder I hardly got any sets, just some of the cars!

Is it just me, or do the boys on this Tyco ad look as though they're on sedatives?

OK, I was going to stop this post with the last item, but this page was just begging to be posted... sure, it's a pretty nice DC house ad on the bottom, but check out the model ad on the top half for the Dragon Wagon! They don't make model kits like that any more, do they?

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