Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
We continue a MONTH of I Saw It Advertised One Day! Each day this January you’ll get a piece looking at advertisements in comic books over the decades that amused me for whatever reason. In each installment, we’ll take a look at three ads!
Here is an archive of all installments of this feature.
I just love the idea of some guy in 1972 showing up for a date with a Van Dyke glued to his face being surprised that this ad steered him wrong….
This 1958 DC house ad stood out to me just at the fact that Mister District Attorney warranted a mention, but Wonder Woman did not…
Finally, for the most part, I will be steering clear of Charles Atlas ads (plus the many companies that rip off Charles Atlas’ successful ad campaign) because pretty much everyone knows those ads by heart, so there is no need for me to mention them. However, this particular ad stood out to me due to the “Secrets of Being Attractive”!
Similar to the fellow in 1972 who tried out the glued-on sideburns, I wonder how well the fellow in 1966 who ordered that pamphlet did.
That’s all for this installment! If you can think of some goofy comic book ads you’d like to see me feature here, drop me a line at email@example.com. Do not make suggestions in the comment section, so that they can still be a surprise for future readers! In fact, I think I’ll just delete comments that contain future suggestions.
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