Behind the Candy Counter (Comic Ads #20)

Comic Ads are more than just the mountain of Hostess Ads we know and love. Over the years, many a company has used one page comic ads to shill their products in the pages of comic books! So I thought I'd do a list series that showcases those ads, and shows you what issues I've found them in. To me, these are as much a part of comics history as any superhero, and I love 'em for the nostalgia they bring. I hope they do the same for you. Enjoy.

This ad used to annoy me, just because it seemed like I saw it so much. Now that I'm looking at it again though, they drew the kid all cute, even when he's annoyed that the guy is enjoying the gum, instead of giving him a piece. Fun stuff.

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Posted by batkevin74


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Posted by batkevin74

What a stupid ad! Hence the WTF

Posted by cbishop

@batkevin74: I remember thinking it was kind of boring when I was a kid, but <shrugs> it has its charm. It certainly tells the story it needs to tell. ;)

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

I like how they don`t show the man or woman behind the counter.

Posted by cbishop

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: I like how it's from the perspective of the guy behind the counter, he sees the kid scowling at him, and he just gives a bigger "MMM!" :D