Mail-Order Mysteries of Comicbook-Advertising

(Youtube Direktmail, via Secret Fun Blog)

Kirk Demarais hat ein Buch über die Kleinanzeigen in alten Comics geschrieben und darüber, was tatsächlich hinter den X-Ray-Brillen steckt. Ich hab's mir grade bei Amazon geordert.

Generations of comic book readers remember the tantalizing promises of vintage novelty advertisements that offered authentic laser-gun plans, x-ray specs, and even 7-foot-tall monsters (with glow-in-the-dark eyes!). But what would you really get if you entrusted your hard-earned $1.69 to the post office?

Mail-Order Mysteries answers this question, revealing the amazing truths (and agonizing exaggerations) about the actual products marketed to kids in the '60s, '70s, and '80s.

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