Friday, August 09, 2013

Fawcett Comics' "Comix Cards"!

As you may have gathered, I've been reading a lot of old Fawcett Comics over the past few months, and so there's going to be a number of features popping up here based on what I read and found. Along with the ads that will be taking over the Comic Book Ads feature, there'll be a few one-shots like this one!

Comix Cards were originally just featured in Captain Marvel Adventures, and were designed to be cut out of the comics and saved. They were two-sided, with a picture of a Fawcett character on one side and a brief text on the back. After a while, they eliminated these larger cards, and started doing much smaller ones that appeared in other titles, and they weren't two-sided.

As fun as the idea is, I'm sure many of you are kind of horrified at the idea that kids were cutting up their old comics to get these cards (much like happened with a lot of 70s Marvels with the Marvel Value Stamps, I wonder how many people think to check old Fawcetts for cut out Comix Cards before buying?). Still, here's a sample of what they had in Captain Marvel Adventures!


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Here's an example of what the smaller versions looked like:
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I do find myself wishing Fawcett had just made a deal to produce actual trading cards... don't you?

1 comment:

  1. So Great.
    Read your blog everyday.
    Thank You for all the effort you put forth.
    -Sam

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