Yes, the “$3.50” is handwritten.

§ March 10th, 2011 § Filed under advertising, jack kirby § 6 Comments

BEHOLD: the backer-board-sign-thingie that slipped into the top of the counter dump for Jack Kirby’s Battle for a Three Dimensional World:

Used to be that I’d see copies of this thing (the comic, not the counter dump sign) all the time. Now I can’t remember the last time I’ve had one pass through the store.
(updated 8/2017)

6 Responses to “Yes, the “$3.50” is handwritten.”

  • Mike Nielsen says:

    As I remember, I enjoyed the heck out of this when it came out. Enough so that I still have a copy all these years later.

  • Bill Reed says:

    Hot damn! I’d never heard of this. How have I never heard of this?

  • Donald G says:

    Is this the 3-D comic that came with the 3-D glasses emblazoned “Kirby, the King of Comics” which go Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon to go off on Kirby as he had never heard of him? (In Carson and McMahon’s defense, they were thinking in terms of stand-up comics and not comic book or comic strip artists. Eventually, Carson had to apologize on-air to Jack.)

  • Nat Gertler says:

    When I was thinking about doing a book collecting 3-D comics stories a while back, this is the one that I really wanted – it’s the whole 3-D concept being explained via original Jack Kirby superheroes.

  • DeBT says:

    “The price seems to be written sloppily. Can I bargain for a lower price since it doesn’t seem to be a mark of quality? Whadya mean no? BAH! I didn’t want it anyway – it doesn’t look mint.”

  • BobH says:

    I used to see that comic around a lot, too. I bought five or six copies over the years, whenever I saw it for less than fifty cents, and gave away all but one. The most disappointing thing was that no copy I bought ever came with the “King of Comics” glasses, always with either generic 3-D glasses or none at all.