They don’t write comic book ad copy like that anymore.

§ December 9th, 2011 § Filed under advertising, love is in the air § 10 Comments

house ads from Witches Tales #21 (October 1953)

10 Responses to “They don’t write comic book ad copy like that anymore.”

  • Anonymous says:

    Teenage Brides and the Walking Dead…because there’s nothing scarier than a suspenseful shotgun wedding gone wrong leading to undead shock terror mystery when the groom becomes a zombie!

  • ExistentialMan says:

    Wow. Feeling that odd mix of revulsion and fascination that only Progressive Ruin can elicit…while silently humming the Greg Kihn Band in the back of my head. Thanks, Mike!

  • Joe S. Walker says:

    Do they write comic book ad copy at all these days?

  • Thelonious_Nick says:

    I’ve read a few of those old romance comics and I think I would remember if they had all the throbbing and pulsating these ads mention.

  • “Realistic?” The zombies wear leather jackets?

  • Phrankie says:

    Rage in suspense? Argh, I’m so far on the edge of my seat I’m going to throw something!

  • Bear says:

    There’s more text in those ads than in some entire comics these days.

  • Harvey Jerkwater says:

    That’s what modern comics need more of: words that throb.

    Also: “What new wonderful experience awaits these newly wed teenagers?” Well, if history is to be believed, regret, recrimination, bitterness, and divorce.


  • ArghSims says:

    Is the Netherlands of Endless Evil near the Belgium of Bottomless Despair?

  • Sarah says:

    Before and after, yes?