Thursday, February 09, 2012

GHOSTS OF COMICS PAST: Spidey and Cap Have A Secret And They Ain't Telling You

Growing up in New Zealand was rough! Comics were filled with ads of cool, wicked stuff your shops rarely ever got to sell. Sure they had the Secret Wars colouring books to test your stay-between-the-lines mutant ability - but not the actual action figures! How on Earth was I ever meant to find out what Captain America and Spider-Man's secret plan was, if my local toyshop owner was already working for Dr Doom? What secret? Well surely you remember this...

While I never got why Iron Man needed a sheild accesory when he's already encased in armour, this advert was inescapable. Each time I read it I'd quickly figure out which figure I would grab first (Dr Doom, Cap, Dr Octopus, Iron Man, Spidey, Wolverine, Magneto, then Kang - poor, poor Kang), in the hopes a well laid out game-plan would save me indecision time should the day arrive. Did it? No. (Insert sympathy here).


  1. I had that Dr. Doom figure. I think he's still around, buried in one of the boxes my Mom sent over to our house a few years ago.

  2. I've never met a Doom figure I didn't like Craig, so if there was ever a figure to hold onto for a rainy day, I'd say he's a pretty good choice!

    Thanks for sharing.