Random Ad

Still working through War of The Gods and, as it was published in 1991, it still has those full page collections of ads where you could learn to “draw supercharacters” or get a “Marvel/DC price guide” or build muscles including “Bull-Like Shoulders“!


or even get a “Live Chameleon FREE!” when you buy 200 Live Meal Worms but the one that caught my eye was in the top right:


Now there’s nothing unusual about getting 30% off the cover price of new comics – hell, I’m up for that, but what really puzzled me was the bloke at the bottom of the ad:


Who is he? What is that contraption that is shooting arrows both away from and towards it? Why is one of those arrows heading to his glasses? And perhaps most importantly of all . . .

What the hell does that have to do with

getting 30% off comics?!


RIP Gene Wilder

Lots of plaudits coming out for Gene Wilder and commentator after commentator mentioning that he was the perfect Willy Wonka.

For me, though, he was always Young Frankenstein: