Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Comic Book Ads: Miscellaneous Ads!

Looking at some more miscellaneous ads from Fawcett Comics!
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This toy looks pretty cool, doesn't it?

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The Popsicle people were getting into the market of offering premiums around this time!

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I wonder if anyone who ordered from this ad ever made it into the comics business?

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This is a pretty cool set of cardboard buildings... I'm guessing they were printed on the insides of the cereal boxes or something like that?

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Here's a Charles Atlas ad that didn't last until the 70s... we usually saw the sand kicked in the face one by then!

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I've never heard of this brand of gum before... have you?

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Remember when model trains were a very popular hobby for a while? I suspect that increases in the costs of producing them made them less of an entry-level hobby, although it seems to be slowly making a comeback.

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Here's Speedy Wheeler, with a comic-style ad promoting Schwinn bicycles! But he wasn't the only character promoting those bikes:
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It's Merrilee Peddles!

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Obviously Schwinn wasn't the only company hawking bikes, although US Royal focused on just the tires!

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This must've been in the days before Fleers devoted their resources to bubble gum and trading cards, eh?

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Lipstick ads in comics? This might have been a good fit for an issue of Mary Marvel.

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Finally, here's an ad for a kit that makes it easy to be a cartoonist, whether or not you have any talent at all! Sheesh, just what we needed, eh?

More next time around!

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