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Childhood dreams

I've been trying to be diligent about duplicating here what goes into my Tumblr feeds now that I've pulled the old stuff into the archives, but this time it makes more sense to combine these three posts into one.

As much as the stories and the images of old comics seared themselves into my memory as I grew up, the ads in them are burned in even deeper. The repetition of seeing the ads in issue after issue, month after month, give them a certain resonance. Here, then, are a few favorites that popped up on Public Collectors.

Hercules wrist band

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Hercules Wrist Band, scanned from an ad for the Johnson Smith Company in The Amazing Spider-Man #197, October, 1979, Marvel Comics Group, New York, NY.

Grit

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A detail of an ad for Grit newspaper, scanned from The Amazing Spider-Man #197, October, 1979, Marvel Comics Group, New York, NY.

Fake blood

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A detail of an ad for Grit newspaper, scanned from The Amazing Spider-Man #197, October, 1979, Marvel Comics Group, New York, NY.

Comments (1)

1) Jeff: Aw. That middle ad makes me sad for the kid. (Jun 13, 2011 4:56 PM)

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