web stats

CSBG Archive

I Saw It Advertised One Day #17

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 had way too much fun reading this ad in a brusque fashion.

“Would you like a fun new car?”

“Would you like a new hot car?”

“It doesn’t matter, we have them both!”

Just imagine J. Jonah Jameson reading those lines really fast.

Those poor crabs…


I love that Batman and Superman are presenting the coupon to you, and Wonder Woman is just there, can’t even get a name check!


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 bcronin@comicbookresources.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.


There are actually some stores here in the Philippines presently selling those “crazy crabs.” They even paint the shells with different designs.

Those poor crabs indeed.

I like the bit that says “DOES NOT BITE unless mishandled.” Oddly, my cat does the same thing!


Right, will somebody please let Aurora know that Nuremberg and Nuerburg are two different cities. And the Chaparral 2F never did that well in Europe, either.

2 litre V-8? Man, times have changed. My 4-cylinder has 2 litres.

those poor crabs are still in some places being sold with painted shells aka minin hermit grabs for that ad is like those old sea monkey’s ads. wondrer woman looks so thrilled over the coupon while batman and superman smile over wanting to get kids to buy more comics

I assume a “carosel” is the same thing as a carousel? Also, I like the way that Wonder Woman is next to the “free rides” and the “whip.” But I’m probably reading too much into that.

I had crazy crabs once….little bottle of shampoo and things got back to normal

Part of the Crazy Crabs blurb: ‘Give it a name….and see how well it responds when you call it!’

Not at all well, I imagine.

I’ve known several people with pet hermit crabs.

If you have trouble vocalizing JJJ, an “NFL Films Guy” voice works fine too!

Leave a Comment



Review Copies

Comics Should Be Good accepts review copies. Anything sent to us will (for better or for worse) end up reviewed on the blog. See where to send the review copies.

Browse the Archives