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80's/90's Comic Book Ads Part 3

Back once more to go back in time to look at ads from the past as seen in comic books, which to me is one of my favorite things about reading and re-reading the old ones, is the ads.  727 more words

Geek

Talking teeth, onion gum, imitation bullet holes and other novelty ads

There seemed to be no shortage of these cheap novelty items advertised in American comic books between the 1960s and 1980s. As a child I would stare at these ads with a begrudging fascination, knowing that even if they were available to order in the UK my mum would have surely said something like: “You’re not spending your pocket money on that cheap rubbish!” 103 more words

Retro

Weight Loss Chewing Gum: 3 Insane Old-Timey Comic Book Ads

Advertisements in old-school comic books were a perfect mixture of crazy and irresponsible.  For instance, they would routinely try to convince kids to sell salve in exchange for a rifle, and most kids would sign up before even asking what “salve” was.  1,000 more words

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