Thanksgiving Rocks (or Pebbles)!

March 1988

Visionaries #3

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This is the only food-related ad I currently have from the ’80s, so let’s be thankful for Fruity Pebbles and for the entertaining maze they’re giving us in this ad!


Lime flavor was just introduced to Fruity Pebbles in 1987, which is why they’re making a big deal about it here. And even though “Crocodile Dundee” was released in 1986, it looks like they’re still trying to cash in on its popularity.



Sorry, guys, but WordPress is giving me errors when I’ve been trying to upload my pictures, and I haven’t really had time to look into it yet, so there will be no ad today. 😥

In the meantime, here’s a picture of a cat reading a comic book!


Snap Into A Smoked Beef Snack!

February 1976

Claw The Unconquered #5

I’m not really sure what the deal is with talking about werewolves here – the publishing date is February, and if things were the same in 1976 as they are in 2017, that means this was probably actually published in December, so it’s not like this was around Halloween.


Based on the way they’re marketing this (comparing it to unsatisfying sugary and crunchy snacks), I was wondering if maybe Slim Jims were a new product, but it turns out I was way off – apparently they’ve been around since 1929!

And I had no idea there were so many varieties – I’ve only ever seen original and mild. Where are the pizza Slim Jims now? I want to try those!

Pulling Ads with Four Guys!

I’ve recently discovered some kindred spirits in Four Guys And A Comic – apparently these guys have a podcast, and occasionally have a “Pulling Ads” feature where they share their favorite ads from classic comics!

My personal favorites here are the ones for government surplus and the space playset!

I guess there are two more episodes out now, but I haven’t had a chance to watch them yet, so no spoilers, please! 😉

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Yes, it has been one year since I first started this blog! Thank you to all three of you who actually read it! In the past year I’ve published 64 posts, and a whole lot of cheesy old comic book ads. What have been some of your favorites?

Anyway, I hope that this year will bring even more posts, more visitors, and most of all, more awesome, nostalgic ads!

Scaling Back

Sorry, guys, but I seem to be having a hard time managing my time properly these days, so rather than promising two ad posts per week, for the time being I’m just planning to post new ads on Fridays. If I have any other sort of announcements or related material, I’ll post that on Tuesdays, or if I have a little extra time, I may slip in an actual post on a Tuesday, but for right now, Fridays are all I’m promising.

Battle of the Sea-Monkeys

I’m attempting to get back into the swing of things and start posting on my regular schedule again. So here’s a semi-post to get things started – not actually a comic book ad, but a fascinating article about the comic book ad mainstay, Sea-Monkeys, and what has happened to the creator’s widow in recent years. Thanks, Lura, for sharing this with me!

The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune