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    1975 Comic Book Ads

    Through a series of events I ended up re-visting my comic book collection. In 1975 Avengers I found a variety of ads that were both amusing and strange. Check out my journey to the days of disco here:

    http://www.tvandfilmtoys.com/Articles/retrocomic.asp

    Enjoy!
    Engineernerd

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    Sell Grit! X-Ray specs! Sea Monkeys! Charles Atlas and the 98-pound weakling! Ads for the NBC Saturday morning cartoon lineup (Kid Video? Smurfs! Snorks? Mr. T's Gymnastic Kids Group Thingie With a Bulldog With a Mowhawk! Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears?). Mile High Comics books for prices I still kick myself for not buying back then!
    "May the 4th be with you?" "Why yes, thank you for asking."

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    The NBC stuff and Mile High was more of '80's thing. But, yes I always wanted a pair of X-ray specs

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    Call it a cross-over then.

    I may do scan or digital pic of some other ads, if I get around to it.
    "May the 4th be with you?" "Why yes, thank you for asking."

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    Those are rad! The fake beard one is a good starter.

    $2 for a program in '75 seems REALLY expensive though. I mean, it's not going to be archival quality paper, it's not going to have a ton of art, it's not going to be especially exciting at all. $2 back then could get you a decent dinner, not to mention 4 crappy bumper stickers. And all that included shipping and handling, so the program must have been where they thought they could recoup a ton of cash.

    One funny note, you can really tell it's the '70s by the fact that a COMIC BOOK CONVENTION ADULT T-SHIRT ISN'T BEING OFFERED IN EXTRA-LARGE!!!
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    On something of a side note . . . JT, were you at a trivia contest at CIV? I remember a contestant saying how Star Wars fans needed bigger t-shirts, and now I've read you expressing a similar sentiment several times.

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    Nope, definitely wasn't me, I haven't successfully made it to any trivia panels/contests at any of the conventions I've been in the past 2 years, they always get counter-programmed, I have a Wookieepedia BTS trivia contest slated as "interested" for Monday, but I didn't make it to that one. (Yes, I still have my files for the schedule I created for CIV, I throw away nothing, not unlike Engineernerd and these comic ads ).
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Not exactly from 1975, but I've always liked this ad. I'm sure anyone who collected comics in the 80s will recognize this one:
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    Oh yeah! I remember that one well.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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