Friday, November 20, 2009

GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST:
Iron Man Brings The Savings

In 1984 Iron Man had allot to be happy about, not that you could tell from the mask. The seminal story of his battle with booze 'Demon In A Bottle' had been collected into trade paperback for the first time, and while the iron hat and jacket combo may not suggest it was a battle Stark had won, it is a prime example of just how cool the themed subscription pages of yesterday were.

2 comments:

  1. I so remember that ad. Also some of the others as well - 'grow muscles', 'x-ray glasses' etc., etc., etc.

    And who could forget the sea monkeys?

    You had to have a sense of humour.

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  2. Thanks for the comment Jonathon!

    Sea Monkeys were always cropping up huh!

    I also remember a Spider-Man and Power Pack notice about people touching you incorrectly. Even when I was young I thought it was cool Marvel cared enough to do that, and act in the readers best interest.

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