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This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces 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.
Reader Christopher M. sent in this ad from 1965’s Creepy #6…
George Khoury did an article about these monkey ads at CBR awhile back that you can read here. Thanks to Graeme Burk for the link.
I love this mid-80s Fig Newton ad. “Let’s give them some puzzles! Kids love puzzles! But kids are really, really stupid, so let’s make them as easy as we possibly can!”
“Mommy, I can’t figure this one out – what Fig Newton is spelled with an F, an I and a G?”
I always appreciate how Daisy would come up with strategies to help kids convince their parents to buy them a BB gun, and they’re always really subtle like this 1963 ad, “Cut out this page and leave it for him on top of his coffee cup”…
Well played, Daisy, well played!
That’s all for this installment! If you can think of some goofy comic book ads you’d like to see me feature in the future, 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!
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