Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Comic Book Advertisements!

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Aaaand this week, we start with another entry in the ever-popular category of "ads that nobody in their right mind would try to run in a comic book these days," main subsection "guns!" I trust I need say no more? By the way, this ad ran in Dell's Thirteen (Going on Eighteen) #24.

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Next up, it's an ad from Thirteen... #9, and obviously it's going to be just as appealing to readers of that book as the Daisy ad before... There's something awfully familiar-looking about the art style on this one... and the lettering looks a lot like what I've come to expect in some Charlton titles, too... Anyway, this was a set of 150 plastic Civil War soldiers for a buck and a half, which sounds like a great deal, right? If this is like some of the similar offers in the past, these are tiny little things that nowadays would be considered a choking hazard!

By the way, here's the cover of the comic this appeared in, so you can get an idea why I figured the target market wasn't being reached:
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OK, I won't go on about the minimal crossover between comics readers and stamp collectors again... at least this ad for stamps that was in Thirteen... #25 was clever enough to show some astronaut/space stamps and some dinosaur stamps! I'm sure that there is a lot more overlapp on the Venn Diagram between comics readers and space or dinosaur enthusiasts!

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And what the heck, let's end this where we began, with another Daisy ad, this one appearing on the back cover of Thirteen... #10!

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