Little Pete (Comic Ads #14)
|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.|
Silly Putty is the weirdest thing. It's like Playdough, but smoother, and it stretches. It will bounce a bit, and it does take pictures off of paper in full color. That fascinates me to a degree, but as a comic collector, it horrifies me more, because it's taking ink off of the page! I had an ear infection as a child- bad enough that I had to have an operation for it (they "put tubes in my ear" was the most explanation I received about it). The doctor said I couldn't get water in my ear for a bit, so he told my mom to put Silly Putty over my ear to make a waterproof seal. I probably looked sillier than the putty, but I thought it was funny that I got to wear Silly Putty on my ear. Now if I'd only been exposed to nuclear radiation at that time, so that my body might have taken on the powers of the Silly Putty! ...Alas, I wasn't. Oh well.
The Silly Putty faces on the bottom half of the ad are pure 1960's, and the comic itself is great. It reminds me of just about every comical newspaper strip I read as a kid. I don't get a lot of comics before the 1970's, so I don't know how many times I'll run across this one again, but I ran across it once, and that's good enough to share it with you all. I hope you liked it too.
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