Monday, January 16, 2017

EAGLE promoting POW! in 1967

In my previous post the other day (click here) I showed a few pages from Pow! No.1 on the 50th anniversary of the comic. To follow up, here's how Pow! was promoted back in January 1967 in the pages of its companion comic Eagle

The irony is that when Hulton were publishing it in the 1950s, Eagle had been initially created as an alternative to American comic imports, and now here it was, published by Odhams, promoting comics that featured reprints of American comic strips. Even Eagle couldn't escape the fact that British kids loved American pop culture.


5 comments:

John Tiles said...

Uggh. I hated those adverts coercing children to join the military.

Lew Stringer said...

Yes, they stopped publishing those in comics a long time ago thankfully.

B Smith said...

For a minute there i thought Tom was going to tell us about the evils of smoking.

Ken said...

Were not the action war stories of heroic British forces in comic strips the best piece of sublime recruiting posters for the Army, Navy and Airforce?

Lew Stringer said...

I think so too, Ken. Which may be another reason I preferred the Power Comics as they rarely featured war stories.

B Smith; yes it does have the look of those anti-smoking ads doesn't it? :)

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