Bulletman, The Human Bullet Blasts Into the GI Joe Super Adventure Team (Comic Ads #11)

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.

Apparently revived from the Fawcett (now DC) character Bulletman, Hasbro partnered the character with Eagle-Eye G.I. Joe and Mike Power, Atomic Man, in order to compete with the Six Million Dollar Man figures, and Mego's Superhero Figures. It's an odd partnership to say the least, but it's interesting that Hasbro was willing to suggest a story continuity between their various action figures, in order to compete in the market. Whatever the case, it got us the great ad above, and this catchy earworm below:

I defy you not to be singing this to yourself an hour from now.

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Edited by cameron83

How the heck do you find these?
And there must be thousands......

what number are you on? 300?

Posted by batkevin74

How the heck do you find these?

And there must be thousands......

what number are you on? 300?

Exactly! Massive archive :)

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@cameron83 said:

How the heck do you find these?

And there must be thousands......

what number are you on? 300?

@batkevin74 said:

Exactly! Massive archive :)

I am currently on my 390th list- 263 active, the rest were deleted (made changes, they weren't working out, lost interest, that sort of thing).

Believe it or not, the ads really aren't that hard to find. I find them flipping through old comics (I've been collecting a long time), and just yesterday, one of my LCS guys said I could flip through their back issues to look for more. Once I find an ad I want to make a list out of, I search the 'Net to see if I can find a usable scan, and they're usually not too hard to find. If I can't find one, then I scan it myself.

The little extra things aren't hard either. The character history stuff comes from CV, and the things like toy pics and ad videos are a little more 'Net research.

I'm really enjoying the heck out of it. Hope you are too. :)

EDIT: Not all of my lists are Hostess Ads and Comic Ads though. Hostess Ads is on #76 at the moment, and Comic Ads is on #11. I have several other list series running, and plenty of miscellaneous lists. I just think they're fun to do.