I'm sure this ad will bring back some fond memories for many of you...
Ah, 1976... truly a glorious year to be a comic book fan (for that matter, pretty much the whole 1970s were great for being into comics). DC and Marvel were not only trying different things in their comics, they were also reprinting some classic material from the past (Marvel definitely took the lead here, having started in the 1960s with Marvel's Greatest Comics and Marvel Tales, but expanding those books in the 70s, but DC made up for it with the 100-Page Super-Spectaculars)... and the level of superheroes merchandising reached a level that I don't think has ever been matched since (at least, so far as merchandising featuring a variety of characters... there were the Batman booms of the 1960s and 1980s, but that was all Batman). And then, in 1976, Mead made it easy for geeks to make our geekery known to our fellow students with their line of Marvel Superheroes school supplies! Notebook paper with iron-on transfers! Organizers! Pocket Portfolios! Three-Ring Binders! Spiral Notebooks! Could it get any better?
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