Tag Archives: 1974

Instant Arsenal of Power

I chuckle at how crude the ads were in comic books with their utter lack of finesse and marketing acumen, but when I think about it, I realize that these advertisers didn’t have to rely on focus groups or demographics. … Continue reading

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Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag

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What Do Luke Skywalker and Buddy Holly Have In Common?

  Hello, one and all, it’s Mrs. Crankipants, and unless you’re in a coma or think V.O. is part of a complete breakfast, you know it’s that time of year again!. It’s the Fall! If you’re a parent, you’re probably … Continue reading

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What I Miss About Comics Goofy Ideas

This is DC Comics’ Strange Sports Stories No. 3 from 1974. I used to be annoyed at the presence of comics like these crowding my beloved costumed crime-fighter books on the spinning racks, but these are the sort of oddball … Continue reading

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What I Miss About Comics…MONSTER S-I-Z-E MONSTERS

I miss the lurid ads with the offers that were too good to be true. If Mom came through with that check or money order, would you have really received a 7 foot tall monster-sized monster that would have impressed … Continue reading

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