Claw The Unconquered #5
It’s another random grab bag of mini ads!
The one that strikes me the most here is the one for live seahorses – they’ll send you two “freshly caught” mated pairs, with at least one pregnant. OK, I have two main thoughts on this:
- Sending live, pregnant seahorses through the mail seems like it would be prohibitively difficult/risky.
- Capturing seahorses from the wild and then sending them through the mail seems rather cruel… and seems like it should be illegal.
At least Sea Monkeys are in a type of suspended animation when they’re shipped, but live, conscious animals is a whole different story!
G.I. Joe #33
Star Comics was a division of Marvel that printed comics aimed at young kids, and mostly titles based on TV shows. I remember a few of these shows from my youth, but Ewoks was the only one that really stands out to me.
You may notice “Peter Porker” as one of the titles – although this could very well be taken in a decidedly non-child-friendly direction, the full title of this is actually “Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham” – yep, a pig as Spider-Man!
Jungle Action #2
So when I first read “Rover and men on the Moon,” I took “Rover” to be a dog’s name, and assumed that the book would be something insanely awesome and/or cheesy. Alas, I now realize that they probably mean the type of vehicle instead, which is still cool, but not nearly as odd/exciting for me.
And I’m curious to know the secret behind “BE TALLER!” – unless they’re selling platform shoes, I kind of doubt the validity of their claim.
I also like the fact that there’s a classified ad that is advertising methods for writing classified ads – it’s so meta!