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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.
Man, it’s one thing to try to advantage of kids for a few bucks, but trying to get over on servicemen?
I am almost certain that nothing radioactive was used in making these glow-in-the-dark neckties from 1944, but I have decided to pretend that they were using radium to make them glow.
And the timing is close enough for my pretending to be realistic!
I love the idea of some kid out there thinking that Arak was, like, the biggest character DC had in the 1980s.
“What do you mean, his comic got canceled a year after this ad and only lasted for four years total?!?! I have his action figure!!!”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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