“Decidedly Different.”

§ July 1st, 2022 § Filed under promo § 6 Comments

A couple of DC comic promotional stickers, sent out for retail use in 1981:

Seemed awfully…well, permanent if used as intended, particularly given the small timeframe the items advertised had. Once Justice League of America #194 was on the stands, the poor retailer had to scrape this sticker off whatever surface she’d pasted it to. Unless a new sticker was just placed over the old, or the sticker was taped up and the adhesive back was eshewed entirely.

Anyway, these made it unused and unstickered, for forty years. Let us applaud their endurance.

6 Responses to ““Decidedly Different.””

  • Daniel says:

    Gene Colan and Romeo Tanghal on Wonder Woman? That seems like a very incongruous mix of contrasting art styles.

  • I remember that WW run. It was… exuberant.

    And I have a whole box of stickers that I have collected over the years and think are really cool, but I can never commit to having them anywhere permanently, so instead no one sees them ever. It’s sad, really.

  • Thom H. says:

    Love seeing those old DC hand-lettered ads/stickers. Also, I realize “prevue” is an accepted alternate spelling, but it always looks so weird to me.

  • Rob S. says:

    Somehow I never knew about the promo issue in Warlord 48. Looking it up, it’s Arak, Son of Thunder. I was thinking it might have been Arion, which struck me as weird, as Arion began as a backup in Warlord, so why preview it? Or, um, prevue it?)

  • Hal Shipman says:

    I also LOVED that run of Wonder Woman. First time I ever got excited for the character. I think the set of her jaw in that image you posted sums it up pretty well.

  • William RICHARDS says:

    STILL waiting for DC to reprint that WW run 《drums fingers》