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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Comic Ads




I remember that many of the comics I bought in the 70's, particularly the Marvel ones, were printed in the US and they had these ads which managed to be weirdly exotic and strangely nostalgic.

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  1. There was a similarly "exotic / strangely nostalgic" thing going on in joke / novelty shops when I was a kid; most of the designs and illustrations on the packaging looked like they came from the 30s, 40s or 50s, and they weren't being deliberately retro.

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  2. IT'S THE SCIENCE OF THE SEVENTIES, MAN...those are great! I always recall the ads for sea-monkeys in British comics. Because I took "monkey" at face value, I could never get my head around the idea of a species of tiny aquatic ape that had somehow completely by-passed the zoological community at large. Those things must have been a bitter disappointment to people who actually invested in a tank.

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