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Classic comic book ads

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BigSleeper, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member


    Maybe it was three bags' passing reference to Hai Karate, but it got me nostalgic this morning. Many here probably never saw these, but I wanted to see if anyone remembers those classic comic book ads, the ones trumpeting the miracles of Charles Atlas' fitness' regime, x-ray glasses, the hovercraft and delivering Grit. Ever fall for any of it? I'll admit it, I bought the x-ray specs.

    Check out some of the actual ads here:


    and here:

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  2. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

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    kokane_muthashed Active Member

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  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Was that Arnold in one of the fitness ads?
  5. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    I have a whole collection of the Hostess ads from various Marvel and DC comics. The Dingo Boots ads featuring O.J. Simpson are quite awesome as well. And I haven't seen any mention of Grit or Olympic Greeting Cards.
  6. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    What adolescent boy wouldn't want the X-ray glasses.
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    slappy4428 Active Member

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  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    BigSleeper, I think all of us are universal in our desire to know...

    Did the x-ray specs work? :D
  9. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    Sadly, my hopes of undressing the fine uniformed young ladies at the Catholic school with my X-ray eyes were met with profound pre-adolescent disappointment. My plans to grow mutant, hovercraft-flying sea monkeys to achieve total world domination didn't pan out either. Drats.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Regarding the x-ray specs, how DID things look when you put them on?
  11. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

  12. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I'm guessing the missile-shooting sub turned out to be a bit of a disappointment, as well.
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