Greatest 12 characters of the 1950 s who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list. These classic ads in the back of comic books tricked kids from the 50s through the 80s. Ipc then shifted the title to its fleetway comics subsidiary, which was sold to robert maxwell in 1987 and then to egmont uk in 1991. Classic comic book ads collection by victor alvarez. One thing has stayed consistent in western world comic books, however, and thats the often bizarre advertisements. As a kid, i first discovered comic books in 1965 when i saw the tag at the end of the superman tv show that was then in reruns. Comic book plus free and legal public domain books. George has the story of one fan who bought one, which resulted in an er visit and 28 stitches. With the headline instant live sea animals i initially assumed it was some generic knockoff of seamonkeys but then i noticed that it actually used the term seamonkeys in the description. German soldiers always came molded in a sort of bluegray color and the u. These are the ads i salivated over mostand to be frank a part of me still does.
Mans account of ordering a live monkey from comic book ad. How many of us who grew up in the 1960s and early 70s were lured by those enticing ads promising. I got a set after making my father send away to purchase it from the cutout in the back of my comic book. Dec 08, 2011 100 greatest characters of the 50s and 60s part 2. Being born and raised in scotland meant an intermittent supply of such comic books capers. Superboy 19491979 1st series dc comic books 19601969. The value you receive with vintage comics is tremendous compared to the cost of new comic books today. In my opinion superhero comics took a curve in 1970. I really loved the backs of comic books almost as much as the book itself. Rgb dots on screens part 4prehistory, originsben day in the 19th century part 5ben day in lithography part 5.
Voyage to the bottom of the sea was a great show and a great comic. The strange history of comic book advertisements syfy wire. Seamonkeys are a novelty aquarium pet, a type of brine shrimp that undergoes cryptobiosis. Vintage bodybuilding ads of yesteryear 10 february 2012. The ad did not let you know they were flat, 2dimensional figurines.
The definition of comic strip as essentially containing text inscribed within balloons inside the picture frame aspires to a certain orthodoxy in the united states, but it is unworkable and would exclude most strips created before about 1900 and. One of the things that i loved so much about gold key comics was that they had all these great tv comics with even more plots and more show stories than there were shows. Weve arranged the rare comic books by series or main character. Here are some of my favorite comic book ads that ive come across in my collection. Most comic book lovers pledge allegiance to either dc comics featuring that famous alien from krypton and aquaman, among many othersor marvel comics, which gave us the webslinging spiderman, the new mutants and patriotic captain america. Cheesy ads promoting all sorts of questionable items have appeared throughout the history of comic books. First, a brief history of comic books from their origins to the late 1940s. If you want to sell comic books for cash, then we can help you to get the most money for your rare comics.
Oct 30, 2019 explore pyrotechnists board comic book ads. Its been so long since ive opened up a new comic book, i dont even know if they still run ads anymore. Back in my day, when we had to look something up, this is where we turned not that newfangled internet. Brett schenker did some fancy facebook fooling and compiled a few statistics about the people who selfidentify as comic book readers. Hopalong cassidy had no secret identity, no crime fighting gimmicks, no continuing friends or series characters, and wore plain black western clothes. Look at some inside pages by clicking customer images under the cover. As a comics anthology it serialises stories in each issue known as progs and was first published by ipc magazines in 1977, the first issue dated 26 february. In the comics of fifties onwards, among the myriad of adverts for sea monkeys, xray specs and other such dubious products the likes of charles atlas and joe weider exhorted the youth of the day to exchange with their cash in exchange for muscles, girls and getting their own back on. If they dont, its a shame, because a lot of the enjoyment came from these strange little adverts directed at kids.
Fantastic ads like these ruled the back of my beloved comic books with every issue. Old comic books vintage comic books vintage comics comic book covers vintage stuff retro posters poster ads retro ads. Far more than just a mere listing, each item includes the original ad, a picture of the actual item, and exploratory text broken into three or four parts. Its not until the comic shifts from the 30s to the 40s, gaining international success, that we. Every single story, every single comic is covered here.
If youre looking for a hard to find back issue, we probably have it. It was rare continue reading comic book adverts of the 1960s70s. And we get them on good paper and we are not quite as scared that we will harm the pages and lose value. I was never going to be spidermanno matter how i tried to swing from washing lines or scale neighborhood walls or tumble out of trees. The time to buy older comic books has never been better. What else can be said synopsis this is one of a set of lists i made showing a. If we dont, add it to your want list and well notify you when its in stock. I was just wondering if anyone knows why original art page size was decreased from twice up to the current standard of 11x17. For the most part, the bronze age refers to the magic inspired stories of the 1970 s. Here are the key issues to look for when youre at garage sales yes, they do turn up. The black widow costume is actually a small wardrobe with a number of differentlycoloured body stockings, capes, masks, various jewels, etc. Vintage 100piece toy soldier set with footlocker storage.
My enthusiasm for imitating peter parker always ended in disaster and bruised limbs. Top 10 outrageous comic book advertisements from many of the comic book lists on this site you can tell is big supporter of comic books. And when i thought about it further it seemed a rather silly career optionthere was no pay, no pension. Comic books from the 1940 s and early 1950 s are rare in high grade conditions. For some reason, the covers of dc comic books of that time 6569 reached out to me, they made me want to buy as many of them as i could, and lunch money went less for lunch and more and more for comic books at the nearest drug store after school. A lot of ads in old comic books just wanted your money. Did they advertise these in the same comic books that shangchi ran around barefoot. Many of the superheroes from todays blockbuster franchises, including batman, superman, and captain america, emerged during this period, and the industry grew into a commercial powerhouse.
Welcome to comic book plus, the site where every day is party day. An alien from a planet ruled by women turns superboy into a girl as punishment for his making sexist remarks. There is a lot to be said about archives and masterworks, they are a relatively inexpensive way of getting old stories. Dc was part of a conglomerate that produced comics, magazines and signet paperback books. An issuebyissue field guide to a pop culture phenomenon presents a stepbystep look at how a company that had the reputation of being one of the least creative in a generally moribund industry, emerged as one of the most dynamic, slightly irreverent, and downright original. Young boys reading superhero comics saw a lot of body building ads and ads to get taller, thinner, and richer. Why did original art page size shrink in the mid1960s. Many of them are pretty crazy awesome, if you know what i mean.
Post sugar crisp cereal ad paddlewheel steamboat 1951. Aug 04, 2009 a celebration of that emergence, marvel comics in the 1960s. No infringement is intended and s remain at source. I had to pester him for weeks with my dream of owning these 100 soldiers in their footlocker. The product was heavily marketed in the 1960s and 70s, especially in comic books, and remains a presence in popular culture. Great comic books of the sixties by billy ingram 1995 article. With ebay, you dont have to choose sides, because we have plenty of any option. The only difference was, i could read these comics over and over again. This book is about the marvel age of comics 19611977. It stated that superman was a character that appeared in action comics and superman magazines, so i. We are the original and still the premier site to read and download golden and silver age comic books. This is the third article in our series, following from most valuable golden age comics and most valuable silver age comics.
I was in the first grade, and i decided to spend my candy money on a micronauts comic book instead. Back in those days there used to be an advertisement in the back. The series also asks the reader to do something special. Comic book ads from the1950s and 1960s barrys pearls of. I dont really know anything about the contents of the story of this issue, but i know that its the first appearance of sandman, so thats a pretty big deal. The ads were usually over the top in their promises to teach you how to smash bricks with your head, turn invisible, fight 12 attackers at. Oh well, that was the charge, and that s what we had to pay. Top 50 most valuable comic books of the bronze age. The brand advertised heavily in comic books and on tv and led many unsuspecting unathletic kids to believe that all they needed to not be chosen. All of this made him very different from other comic book western heroes of his time, most of whom had aspects that resembled the costumed superheroes that appeared in other comics. Comic book ads from the 60s vintage comic books, book. The comic series 1963 is set in a world of innocence, a world that never existed. Price guides are also important tools for collectors looking to sell their collection or determine their collections worth for insurance purposes.
Comic book resources has a fantastic firsthand account of ordering a live miniature monkey from a comic book advertisment. Although this ad was printed in 1963, maybe it just hadnt been updated yet at least, thats my best guess. Vintage comic books amazing comics and collectibles. Was it to save paper cost or change in printing equipment or perhaps to increase productivity and save time for artists through sheer reduction of surface area. I had dipped into the collection the last few months to look for any comics having to do with werewolves as that will be this years. The first time i ever saw comics for sale was in 1979, when the place we called the icee shop got a comic rack. Comic book adverts of the 1960s70s its been so long since ive opened up a new comic book, i dont even know if they still run ads anymore. In the lavish mailorder mysteries, demarais supplies a chronicle of the more popular and infamous products. Every inch of ad space and illustration was taken up with everything important to a kid. Silver age comics provide you with a look into the past, taking you to an era of books that spanned from 1956 to 1969. This one combines a storyline about a dodo running a personals ad and getting her.
Rex the wonder dog and detective chimp were introduced to comic book fans before krypto came along. Superheroes had a big impact on kids of the 2960s as well as the kids of today. All images and characters depicted are their respective holders, and are used above for informational purposes only. Comic book price guides are generally monthly, quarterly, or yearly publications which detail the changes in the resale value of a comic over a period of time. What was even better was the fact that the army set came with a german army set as well. When i was kid growing up in the bronx i used to get a magazine called boys life the official publication of the boy scouts of america. The comic strip is essentially a mass medium, printed in a magazine, a newspaper, or a book. Sep 10, 2014 its been so long since ive opened up a new comic book, i dont even know if they still run ads anymore. The decade beginning with the late 1930s is known as the golden age of comic books. Those little soldiers from the backs of comic books blogger.
These books cover a wide range of genres, from superhero adventure tales to horror stories, allowing you to select the type of comic. Vintage comic book ads that were too good to be true. Ray jones saved to vintage comic book ads best comic book ads ever gotta get me some fu sandals. Great advertisements from the golden age of comic books, a large size paperback that reprints in colour comic book ads from the forties and fifties. Perhaps the pictures above will bring you back in time.
Our 15 fabulous ads from the 1960s series has come to an end. When i was a kid, my brother collected comic books. Items similar to my greatest adventure 47 comics, gifts, silver age books. Free comic book value and price resources comic book secrets jan 19, 2008 it walks you through finding comic book values and prices and helps you decide the best method for your situation. Awesome comic book ads of the past informations about retrospace. Its parent corporation included a distribution company and handled licensed properties such as james bond. Top 10 outrageous comic book advertisements youtube.
Simply click any of the links below to see more details of the rarest comics featuring that character, and the minimum they. We offer modern, bronze age, silver age, and golden age comics. If you were a regular reader of comic books in the 60s and 70s, you probably couldnt help but notice the recurring ad that offered you your very own kidsized polaris nuclear submarine all for the low price of about seven bucks. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Far from the fullcolor glossy comic books of today, this book featured black and white reprints of popular newspaper comic strips. Plus, we also hold a large and growing selection of comic strips and pulp fiction. These 19 images are but a small sampling of the comic treasure to be found in the someday funnies. Black widow natalia romanova marvel comics avengers.
The below images are ads for martial arts courses that appeared in comic books and other magazines of the late 50s through the early 80s. A record revealing the criminal deeds of the counterrevolutionary revisionist and counterrevolutionary zhang wenhai 1966. A lot of us just looked at them and wished we had the scratch to get them. Marvels inhouse ads from the 1960s and 1970s blogger. Covering comics, movies, tv like no other in the world. Toys 1960s, 1960s toys, vintage games, retro toys, vintage comics, retro advertising.
And if youd like to learn more about the fascinating history of seamonkeys, check out this article. Aug 26, 2016 exit ben day, enter craftint continued from. While i was growing up, we had a set of world book encyclopedias i think they were from 1967 or 68, so not too far off from when this set was around. One set of earring includes a bshaped one and a wshaped one, and the capes clasp seems reversible with a b on one side and a w on the other. Part 1roy lichtensteinthe man who didnt paint ben day dots part 2halftone dots, polke dots, more roy part 3cmyk fourcolour comic book dots vs. Here are some comic books i remember reading when i was growing up. Mailorder mysteries and hey skinny are both instant nostalgia. In the past 6 weeks, we have showed you an impressive collection of 2 ads from the era that its often called as the golden age of advertisement. In case these new comics are too good to include cheesy toy ads anymore, heres a handful of vintage advertisements to fill the void. It was rare continue reading comic book adverts of the 1960s 70s. Those little soldiers from the backs of comic books many kids who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s saw ads like this on the backs of comic books. These books cover a wide range of genres, from superhero adventure tales to horror stories, allowing you to select the type of comic that fits your particular interests. I collected comic books from about fourth grade through high school. The strange world of comic book ads say no to crack.
Many of the toy and video game ads are awesome, but you also see many other ads that showed up for decades within many different comics. Obviously being a superhero was not all it was crackedup to be. This ad actually turned out to be more educational for me than i was expecting. Old comic book ads that were total scams kryptonite rocks guff. In many ways, november 23, 1963 was our parents september 11.446 725 173 865 917 1080 1260 1341 229 141 74 327 596 334 1212 1447 245 45 114 744 487 1548 735 1346 960 1353 110 1354 1053 787 80 754 1038 1164