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Friday, January 27, 2006

House-Ad Hijinks

Whatever happened to all the good House Ads? Maybe it's because most of us reading comics these days are always poring over the internet to see what's coming out, thus rendering them irrelevant, but I miss 'em.

I mean, I just flipped through my copy of Adventures of Superman, and unless you count the last-page hypebox, there's not a single ad for another DC book. Meanwhile, in the four issues of J.M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen's 1987 Dr. Fate mini-series I just read, there's tons of 'em, in a book with no other ads at all!

And I have to admit, they're pretty eye-catching, especially looking at them now, when they seem even more relevant than they did in 1987. In fact, it's almost like someone mockingly remixed the originals! Have a look, and click for a larger image, won't you?


Blogger Ragnell said...

Just.. Plain.. Wrong.

Do this again sometime?

1/28/2006 1:14 AM

Anonymous carla said...


1/28/2006 1:36 AM

Anonymous RAB said...

It's like DC's in-house ad department read my mind! Four times!

1/28/2006 2:39 AM

Blogger Earth-2 Leigh said...

You should scan more of those. What a find!

1/28/2006 3:41 AM

Blogger Lea said...


1/28/2006 2:53 PM

Anonymous Lily said...

Oh. My. Gawd. Chris...you have outdone yourself!

1/28/2006 4:33 PM

Anonymous Dan Coyle said...

As Homer Simpson once said, "It's funny 'cos it's TRUE."

1/28/2006 7:36 PM

Blogger Chris Sims said...

Yes. I should scan them. Because that is what I did.

1/28/2006 11:56 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had WHAT before it was WHAT??!!!

Seriously, are all comic book people as effed up as this??

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