Hold it, Jim!

“How are we going to reach these disenfranchised youngsters who could have an exciting career in electronics?”

“I know, we’ll put an ad in one of those comic books that they seem to like so much, and we’ll put a super-hero in it”.

“That’s a good idea. And we’ll add a coupon that they can cut out and send back. It’s not like they’re going to want to keep those rags, is it?”

From Skull The Slayer #1 (Marvel), 1975, which also carried the gems below. Incidentally, the ads in comic books were quite a thing to get my head around when I first started reading American comics. They totally broke the rhythm of the story, and often I thought they were either part of it, or were title pages to new stories.

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