Saturday, April 07, 2007

1965 DC Subscription Ad

This one always made me feel sorry for the letterer. Remember these things were still being hand-lettered at the time!

1 comment:

sam kujava said...

Let's see; a Kurt Schaffenberger
Mr. Myxpytlk and a Murphy Anderson
Superman...but who lettered it?
Mike Tiefenbacher would know!
I used to look at ads like this and
dream. I was lucky to scrape twelve
cents together to afford ONE DC
comic. I looked at the list of titles and wondered how nice it would be to own all of them, or at
least a few of them!
And the ads that featured the comic
covers drove me mad! What flights of fantasy and adventure lay beneath those tiny cover illos?
So much intriguing material for a young, impoverished neo collector!
But enthusiasm and ambition soon
defeated poverty. I found ways of
earning comic book money, mostly
by digging through the couch cushions. Hey, if my dad chose to
nap in his trousers, whatever slid
out of his pockets became fair game!
Then I started working for my parents' greenhouse business when
I was thirteen, and there was no
stopping me! I paid my high school
tuition, bought my own books, paid
for own lunch, and after school it
was off to the supermarket to peruse the racks for shiny new comics which I could purchase in
any quantity with my shiny new money!