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 know I JUST did a bit on an ad involving a male corset, but that one (from the 1950s) at least made it clear that its purpose really was just to make a person look slimmer. This 1940 male corset ad, has a different view on exactly what it is that corsets do…
I especially love the odd reaction from the wife. “How’s he’s do it?” “Yes!” It’s like two really dumb ladies talking. The first doesn’t know how to speech English “How’s he’s do it?” and the second doesn’t know when “Yes/No” is not an appropriate answer.
A comic book…
A video game…
Give it up, Revell, Power Lord isn’t going to happen!!
Man, it is hard to imagine that this was, like, the video game of its era.
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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