Monday, March 09, 2009

Overstreet Ads # 3/Star Comics


This 1986 ad is for Marvel's short-lived attempt at an all-kids line of comics. Initially, their strategy seemed to be to hire all of the folks who used to work for Harvey Comics and then have them do Harvey Comics-like series. Eventually, they ended up with more licensed product such as those seen here--THUNDERCATS, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, HEATHCLIFF and CARE BEARS. Note also the SPECTACULAR SPIDER-HAM! None of it mattered. Although fondly remembered in some circles and still being discovered by some young collectors such as son bookdave, STAR COMICS was and is a trivia question in comics history.

2 comments:

Lisa_mynx said...

i love Peter Porker...

Anonymous said...

Well, Bob Bolling (Wally the Wizard) was an Archie Comics writer/artist, but other than that, Star Comics did look like Harvey-lite!

Sam Kujava
Archie Comics writer