I AM CHARLES ATLAS!
From Boingboing: Here's a gallery of great old ads from comic books. The companies that advertised their shoddy, misrepresented products to gullible children should be commended for teaching the youth of America that there were people out there ready to lie to them in order to get their hard earned, paper route dollars.
The new "Testimonials" section containing "stories of sadness sung by the stung" looks promising. Here's one:
A neighbor and I sent away for the "Monster Ghost".
"Make him obey your commands even when you are secretly hiding as far as 100 feet away"
"A real terror, giant sized---" which, when it arrived, turned out to be...
A white balloon
A white garbage bag
Two glow in the dark circles
SUPERMARKETING: ADS FROM THE COMIC BOOKS