I Saw It Advertised One Day #5

Today begins 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.


I feel bad for sort of "picking" on Daisy air rifle ads, but man, they did SO many different ad campaigns, and so many of them are amusing for one reason or another.

I like this mid-70s ad where they show you a booklet on how to convince your dad to buy you an air rifle!!


People know about EC Comics for their 1950s horror, crime and science fiction comics, but as many of you know, before Bill Gaines took over his father's company in 1947 after Max Gaines died, the company was not Entertaining Comics, but rather, Educational Comics, and their main title was Picture Stories from the Bible!

Here's an ad for that series!


Who, exactly, is the audience for giant stallion masterpieces?!?!

I mean, 1966 is a long time ago, but this was never a thing that people were into it, was it?

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 bcronin@comicbookresources.com. 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.

Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen 4 cover header
Gotham City Just Got Its Own... Superman Signal?

More in Comics