Monday, January 07, 2013
Comic Book Ads!
First up in this installment of Comic Book Ads is this Johnson Smith ad that appeared in All True Crime #36... look at all the weapons they've advertised in this! I count two rifles, four pistols, a cannon, a throwing knife, and a fencing set! Holy crap! At least there's the midget racer plans to offset all the destructiveness... looks to me like the only items here that continued to be offered in my day was the midget camera! Here's an ad from the same issue... now, I don't know about any of you, but I've never been interested in any watch offered through comics that didn't feature a superhero on it! Here's another of those muscle building courses offered through comics... has anyone ever put together a website just featuring all of these? Hey, Kids! Cut up your comics so that you can talk your friends and family into subscribing to a magazine so you can win amazing crappy prizes! I had to include this last ad from the same issue... who looks happiest, the fat guy in the blue suit, or the woman looking at the scale who's probably at a healthier weight? I think the fat guy looks pretty happy, too!