I was re-bagging some old comics yesterday and was reminded just how many goddamn ads there were in these things. And then I thought about how bizarre it is that people were so concerned about the impact of the content of comics books on children, but nobody ever seemed to give a damn about all of the product scams and MLMs foisted on kids in this medium. Fucking capitalism, man.

Bonus shock for seeing all the ads featuring OJ Simpson (and to a lesser extent, Pete Rose) BITD.

14 thoughts on “I was re-bagging some old comics yesterday and was reminded just how many goddamn ads there were in these things….

  1. I bought the foot locker of 100 army men when I was a kid. It was comically disappointing. The army men and vehicles were all flat cast brittle plastic, silhouettes basically, though with features in shallow relief. They were all in a cardboard box about 6″ x 3″ x 3″ that was printed in grey and black to look vaguely like a foot locker.

  2. < ![CDATA[I bought the foot locker of 100 army men when I was a kid. It was comically disappointing. The army men and vehicles were all flat cast brittle plastic, silhouettes basically, though with features in shallow relief. They were all in a cardboard box about 6" x 3" x 3" that was printed in grey and black to look vaguely like a foot locker.]]>

  3. Paul Czege I bought that too! Comically disappointing is right . . . foolish kid that I was, I blamed myself for not getting the other battle scene advertised on the page, the one with dive bombers and battleships. Surely that was better!

  4. < ![CDATA[Paul Czege I bought that too! Comically disappointing is right . . . foolish kid that I was, I blamed myself for not getting the other battle scene advertised on the page, the one with dive bombers and battleships. Surely that was better!]]>