This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces 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.
Today we look at a tool for kids to make their own money, a Chips Ahoy flip book and whatever the heck "Space Ice" is!Enjoy!
On the inside cover of 1977's Incredible Hulk #214, there is an ad for a bunch of cool stuff...
but the weirdest one, for sure, is the Money Maker...
I imagine that the gag is that you have a pre-loaded bill and then you put a blank piece of paper and "roll" the blank piece of paper into the dollar bill. But I'm sure hundreds of would-be counterfeiters sent in their hard-earned cash to see if it was something better!____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Reader The Crazed Spruce requested this odd little Chips Ahoy ad from the 1980s, where Nabisco figured we would be most interested in creating a flip book based on advertising their new striped Chips Ahoy cookies...
Finally, reader Cliff R. suggested this ad from 1976 Marvel Comics advertising "Space Ice."
I have no clue what Space Ice is. I presume no one ever actually tried to buy Space Ice, but if any of our readers happened to do so, please let us know!
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