Wednesday, December 20, 2006

MLJ Ad


Speaking of Black Hood, here's a nifty ad from the company that would eventually become Archie Comics, MLJ. This 1943 ad highlights some of the company's popular super-heroes. They would, of course, be revived in dreadful but fondly remembered "camp" versions in the sixties. In fact, the Hangman and the Wizard had gone to the dark side and were revived as villains! They would later be revived again and again including a brief run at DC, but never really successfully. Note however, the innocuous red-headed kid at the bottom of the ad. He never had to be revived because he never went away! As for Pokey Oakey, well... if some enterprising publisher is reading this, then...

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