Sell! Sell!! SELL!!!

April 1980

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Here we have another ad for sales – kids sell cheesy stuff in exchange for cash or fabulous prizes!

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“FREE CATALOG SHOWS PRIZES for EARTHLINGS.” What, are they planet-ist? No prizes for Martians, huh? Jerks!

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Much Better Than the Drafting They Do in the Army

December 1972

Jungle Action #2

I’m still amazed by the number of career-related ads in these older comics – I guess I was under the impression that people saw comics as “just for kids,” but Jungle Action from 1972 begs to differ.

Here we have an ad boasting of the benefits of learning drafting – a high-paying job that supposedly anyone can learn!

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With a coast-to-coast shortage of draftsmen (no women?) and no strikes or layoffs, it must be the ideal career!

 

It’s Chaos! It’s Insanity! It’s…

January 1997 (1996)

Deadpool #1

This is it – the final ad I’ve got to post from Deadpool #1, making this the first book that I’ve closed out! So what have we got here? Bedlam, a video game about preventing the imminent destruction of mankind.

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This ad doesn’t tell you a whole lot about the game, but at least it’s more descriptive than WCW!

Do They Have a Feud With West Coast Comics?

December 1989

Wonder Woman #37

I think this post wins for number of tags! Yep, you could buy just about any title from East Coast Comics, from Akira to X-Terminators!

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What I wouldn’t give for prices like those on some of these titles today!

A Fiendish Plot by The Joker? Nope, Just Career Training

December 1972

Jungle Action #2

Hey, you’d be smiling too if you were earning a five-figure salary! Well, in 1972, I guess…

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But check it out – in addition to all of these wonderful options, they also have careers for women! How thoughtful of LaSalle to include careers that even women could train for!