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#1226734 - Tue Sep 11 2018 10:58 AM Re: Oddest, goofiest and most interesting comic book ads [Re: Wonder Boy]
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The Golden house ad for Marvel again, large size in black and white.
I don't know where it was published, but it look gorgeous.
AMAZING HEROES or COMICS JOURNAL, or CBG maybe. Or one of the Marvel b & w magazines.



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#1226735 - Tue Sep 11 2018 11:23 AM Re: Oddest, goofiest and most interesting comic book ads [Re: Wonder Boy]
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Sourced from this site...

https://comicbookhistorians.com/the-infl...of-comic-books/



... a DOC SAVAGE pulp ad, that describes Doc Savage as a "superman" who works to fight crime from his "fortress of solitude".

Also interesting is use in DETECTIVE COMICS 27 of Commissioner Gordon, from a character of the same name in a pulp magazine.
And photos of about 20 of the major comics artists of the Golden Age, most of who continued and became even bigger names
in the Pre-Code and Silver Age.

Others like Julius Schwartz, Otto Binder, Ray Bradbury, Daniel Keyes, Jack Schiff and Mort Weisinger started ouct active in
fandom for pulps, some of whom later worked professionally in the pulps, before switching over to comics.




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#1226737 - Tue Sep 11 2018 11:36 AM Re: Oddest, goofiest and most interesting comic book ads [Re: Wonder Boy]
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Wouldn't it be cool if Eisenhower and his staff worked out the strategy for D-Day playing Risk?





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#1226739 - Tue Sep 11 2018 11:53 AM Re: Oddest, goofiest and most interesting comic book ads [Re: Wonder Boy]
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A 1975 DC ad.

Because every cool vampire (and kid), chews Slim Jims!







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#1226740 - Tue Sep 11 2018 12:17 PM Re: Oddest, goofiest and most interesting comic book ads [Re: Wonder Boy]
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"A homicidal maniac and Milk Duds..."
\:lol\:


The last of the centerfold candy promotion ad campaign from 1978.

Four (that I know of) in total. One with all the Marvel heroes, one with all the DC heroes, one with the best-known Marvel villain, one with the
best known DC villain.

If I were to guess the artist on this one, I'd say Novick/Giordano, or possibly Garcia-Lopez/Giordano. But I think Novick.


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#1226741 - Tue Sep 11 2018 12:21 PM Re: Oddest, goofiest and most interesting comic book ads [Re: Wonder Boy]
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Does anyone else see a logic gap in choosing a freaky-looking mass murderer who poisons people as a spokesperson... to sell candy?






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#1226742 - Tue Sep 11 2018 02:37 PM Re: Oddest, goofiest and most interesting comic book ads [Re: Wonder Boy]
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The Neal Adams ad from the December 1970 Dc titles, showing DC's winners for the first ACBA
(Academy of Comic Book Arts) annual industry winners. All the better for being illustrated
by Neal Adams.





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#1226743 - Tue Sep 11 2018 02:51 PM Re: Oddest, goofiest and most interesting comic book ads [Re: Wonder Boy]
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A house ad for DC 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR 6 (1971), with a wraparound cover by Neal Adams.

With an amazing set of reprint issues, including JLA 21 and 22 from 1963 (the first JLA /JSA Earth 1
and Earth 2 team up, that became an annual crossover event.
A Bernard Baily Spectre story, from MORE FUN COMICS 55, May 1940.
A Joe Kubert silver age Hawkman story, from BRAVE AND THE BOLD 36, July 1961, the third of Kubert's
six stories before Hawkman later got his own title.
And golden age stories of Johnny Quick, Vigilante, and Wildcat.

I don't think in 1971 we realized often what treasures these stories were. The randomness with which these
stories were reprinted somehow made them more exciting.


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#1226744 - Tue Sep 11 2018 03:03 PM Re: Oddest, goofiest and most interesting comic book ads [Re: Wonder Boy]
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A double-page DC subscription ad from mid/late 1972, that I find exciting because it lists all the DC titles at the time, from the era I consider, at both Marvel and DC,
to have the highest ratio of great material coming out. Kirby's Fourth World titles (JIMMY OLSEN, FOREVER PEOPLE, NEW GODS, MISTER MIRACLE), THE DEMON,
KAMANDI, Kubert's Edgar Rice Burrough material in TARZAN, KORAK and WEIRD WORLDS, not to mention his other war material in OUR ARMY AT WAR and Enemy
Ace in STAR SPANGLED WAR concluding, JLA beginning by Wein and Dillin, The various Superman titles with Swan/Anderson art bridging them all, O'Neil/Adams and
O'Neil/Novick or Robbins/Novick/Giordaano in BATMAN and DETECTIVE, Hany and Aparo BRAVE AND THE BOLD, Wein/Wrightson SWAMP THING, the great Orlando-
edited HOUSE OF MYSTERY, HOUSE OF SECRETS, WEIRD MYSTERY, WEIRD WAR and WEIRD WESTERN, among other great DC mystery titles, Aparo PHANTOM
STRANGER, soon to have Kaluta "Spawn of Frankenstein" backup stories, O'Neil/Adams GREEN LANTERN... there was just more good stuff coming out than I knew
what to do with!






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#1226745 - Tue Sep 11 2018 03:11 PM Re: Oddest, goofiest and most interesting comic book ads [Re: Wonder Boy]
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For THE SPECTRE 3, April 1968, by Neal Adams.
Adams did issues 2-5, this one scripted by Mike Friedrich.

Of DC's hyperbolic house ads, the Adams books I felt were among the ones
that fully lived up to the hype of ads like this one.





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