Friday, March 02, 2007
Seventies nostalgia: Adverts in comics
There's been an enthusiastic discussion recently over on the Comics UK forum regarding items of 1970s nostalgia (chocolate bars etc) so I thought I'd scan a few ads from that period that appeared in the comics back then. All of these ads are from back covers of Lion from 1970/71. (The exception to the seventies collection being the unfortunately-named Inchman strip which is from 1967.) Incidentally, both Inchman and the Action Transfers ad were drawn by Brian Lewis, one of the finest comic artists of that period. (Although a couple of the panels from that ad, including the astronaut, were taken from a previous Letraset ad drawn by Frank Bellamy.)
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this plunge into the past, showing what kids of the 1970s were into (apart from comics of course). If you'd like to see more old ads uploaded here let me know. There's been some crackers over the years!