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Marvel Treasury Editions

80 glorious over-sized pages of Hulk stories by some of the greatest members of Marvel Comics’ legendary bullpen of writers and illustrators. The treasury editions were printed on newsprint like the regular comic books, and they were usually sold at … Continue reading

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What I Miss About Comics – Perfectly Legitimate Ads

This along with a number of other classified style advertisements for perfectly legitimate products and services appeared in Marvel Spotlight No. 25 published by Marvel Comics in 1975. It was a comic adaptation of Ray Harryhausen’s 1958 fantasy epic The … Continue reading

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Confronting Destiny

It’s not necessarily a ringing endorsement of the product that Chipper is selling, but it seems he has come to a greater understanding of human nature and of himself. I wonder what else he tried to peddle.

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Getting Out of Dodge for a Day

My son and I wanted to take in the latest Spider-Man movie, but we decided a change in venue was in order. We decided to take a short commuter train trip to the township of Narberth in Montgomery County to … Continue reading

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A Familiar Face

As is usually the case, I was looking for something else when I came across an old stash of comics books. I immediately forgot about whatever I was originally looking for as I gleefully thumbed through my four-colored, battered beauties. … Continue reading

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You Look Like a GANGSTER!

Here ya go, kid! Do me a favor — run this across the street for me.

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Peace Through Superior Firepower

So for a $1.98, am I protecting myself and my loved ones with steely fists or a board I can carry anywhere?

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2 to 6 Inches Guaranteed

I found this unlikely claim in issue #186 of The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics in 1975. I’m wondering what the folks at Tall-Up provided for 35¢ and how they could possibly guarantee results. All ages? No gimmicks? Really? … Continue reading

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Fat Sacks of CASH

Apparently,  some time around the middle of the twentieth century this fellow was making FAT SACKS OF CASH selling America’s Greatest Family Newspaper GRIT. At least that was the potential promise to young entrepreneurs willing to sell this weekly publication … Continue reading

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I Want My Power Records TV!

…and thanks to the Roku, you can have it!

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Too Good to be True

Even the grade school boys at which this ad was squarely aimed knew this was too good to be true.

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Double Shot of O.J.

If the boot doesn’t fit, you must…oh, never mind.

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A Missed Opportunity

With the remakes and reboots of Planet of the Apes that have been playing out in cinemas in recent years I’m surprised nobody has decided to put these swinging medallions back on the market.

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It was either Art School or This…

Back when I was pondering what I wanted to do with my life, the fast growing/big money world of van customization beckoned to me like a siren singing a sweet song from the rocks.

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