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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.
It’s interesting to see:
A. How quickly they started doing house ads for Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing
B. How old school the first house ad was…
What’s also interesting is to see another house ad where the writer (I wonder who wrote house ads at the time?) tried to come up with something that sounds like Alan Moore’s style, but really doesn’t…
Graeme Burk sent in this suggestion (others have suggested it, as well, Graeme sent in a scan, though), the Marvel rock album from the mid-70s!
I just love the idea of making up something like “Super Yum.” “Yeah, this gum is SUPER yum!”
And all the claims are so vague. “It’s smoother!!”
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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