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Sometimes just as memorable as the comics themselves, are
the advertisements within. From the
incalculable uses of Hostess snack cakes in crimefighting, to bizarre T-Shirts
and snug tidy whities, you could find it in the comics. This page is devoted to some of the stranger
adverts you might find flipping through some of your favorite issues.
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From Doom Patrol #96 in 1965 (and many, many other comics of
that era) comes a time capsule from the world of pre-safety standards approved
child playthings. Not too long ago another company released magnet sets as
well, and these were recalled because children being children they’d swallow
them – and the magnets would get stuck together in the child’s stomach and
intestines – and folks, that’s not a good thing.
But this ad is a child of the 1960s and who cares if
something could potentially kill your kid? It’s all worth it if you can get
them to look just as f****d up as the kid above. Seriously, that’s one of the
lamest “magic tricks” the world has ever seen and the kid is completely awed. Either
the kid is high – or he’s got a belly full of magnets and his pal is showing
him what his gut is doing right now.
Yeah, you’re screwed Billy.
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ADVERSE ADS ARCHIVES (in no particular order, click on
the yellow text below to see the entry)
make good eating!
Folks loved their Wrestling
– even in the 1950s – and why not when wrestlers could build you a custom
kitchen and bar!
wondered where grade school teachers get their egg hatching equipment? Wonder
See the world’s smallest tool and
the only glove that can hold it!
Marvel Meets the Twinkie Master!
frustrating Godzilla Christmas Ornament ever!
Easter Eggs the Easy Way
This Naruto toy really is a gas!!!
the Dog is not just into action, but SUPER ACTION!!!
Hunting is for the
Two ads for the price of one! TV hypnosis and Muscles? the
Charles Atlas way!
Duraclean campaign leads with their best side!
Teach your kids how to drive with
the wonderful Classy Car Crashers!
says sexy like wearing those swim-proof lips!
Be taller NOW!
Betty (of Archie fame)
shills Psychodelic stuff.
I love my
HULK belt! It says HULK, has a HULK card
and…that’s about it.
unveils the dreaded FRUIT PIE ARROW!!!
How to write crappy paragraphs and make
money? Count me in!!!
Having trouble with the ladies? Try the HYPNOTIC CURE ALL!!!
Superman’s death for $2.50 (plus $1 postage) with Kryptonit rocks!!!
BANANA GEAR helps you SAVE THE WHOLE DAMN UNIVERSE!!!
your dead end job? Then pick up a comic
and enter the field of LAW ENFORCEMENT!!!
Finally become the envy of all
peeping Toms by getting the Spy All!!
My Hair! My Beautiful Hair!!! Curse you lousy, stinking bacteria!!!!
Ever want your own Van Dyke?
wonder how you’d look with 32 different hairstyles? Me neither.
Don’t know how to tell her
how you feel? Say it with Zolatron!
will never be the same after this ad!!
the Chia Pets that NASA Endorses!!
Joe meets the Six Million Dollar Atomic Knock Off!!
Crush your enemies
with your own 7 Foot Tall Robot!!
Cure Nail Biting and get Married!!
Meet the Mighty Jet-Boy!!
Mow them down with your very own Bike
Hey Guys! Ready
for your own hands of steel?
The Mummy Lives! – for Spirograph?
of building your own hovercraft? Yeah,
here and become one with advertising goals!
Need some high performance head?
Crispy critters delivered right to your
door! Only $2.98!!!
Sally learns to play with Tommy’s
Aunt May has been kidnapped… for Twinkies!?!
T-Shirts, get your bizarre
Crumbly T-Shirts here!!!
Tired of that incessant stickiness?
Try some lube for that cube!
Anyone for some monkey flavored
And for the men, meet the New New Commander!!!
wasn’t always in! Wate-on sister, Wate-on!!!
Tommy and Sally learn the joys of Nuclear Submarine
And what’s a Nuclear Sub without a
And the most dreaded of weapons –
The Moon Blob
is coming! – Run! Run for your lives!!!
“Remember kids, no matter how much life gets you down,
just keep on dancing! Hooray!” – Mr. Zodiac