Those of you following our It Came From An Old Comic Book feature (ICFAOCB) here on the blog are familiar with the wacky, fun, nostalgic ads that used to run in the pages of your favorite comic books back in the day. Well, writer Kirk Demarais is another big fan of those types of ads, and he’s written a book about them called Mail Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads! Dig the awesome cover design:
Thanks to the review at the link above, I now know what the heck that “Over 7 feet tall” ghost that “Obeys your commands!” really was: a balloon, some string, and a plastic bag. I’m looking forward to picking up the book and reading about all the other fun junk that numerous kids were disappointed with.