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I Saw It Advertised One Day #32

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I Saw It Advertised One Day #32

We continue a MONTH of I Saw It Advertised One Day! Each day this January you’ll get a piece looking at advertisements in comic books over the decades that amused me for whatever reason. In each installment, we’ll take a look at three ads!

Here is an archive of all installments of this feature.

This a special edition of all ads suggested by (or featured on his site) Eric of the Disney Weirdness blog!


First, from a couple of late 1940s issues of Captain Marvel Adventures, Eric featured two Disney-related ads.

Rubber masks!

I agree with Eric – some of those masks will haunt me in my sleep! For instance, I know it is 1949, but a Minstrel mask for kids? Seriously?

Next, here is an ad for “Joinies.”

Anyone know what a joinie is (and yes, they seem to be hand-puppets, but I mean specifically why they were called joinies!)?

Finally, a slightly more recent ad for a company that sells licensed lunch boxes. I just love the visual of Mickey Mouse promising to sell for you…

Thanks, Eric! Everyone, be sure to check out the Disney Weirdness blog!

That’s all for this installment! If you can think of some goofy comic book ads you’d like to see me feature here, drop me a line at Do not make suggestions in the comment section, so that they can still be a surprise for future readers! In fact, I think I’ll just delete comments that contain future suggestions.

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