Here’s a peculiar Marvel house ad from 1980. Reading the copy, Marvel would have us believe their fans couldn’t recognize books like Captain America, Hulk, and Avengers as being Marvel publications.
Were there counterfeit comics in circulation at this time? Was there some upstart 1980s publisher going to print with deceptive books like Myron Man or The Mighty Thorr?
Or could it be that fans were having a hard time recognizing their favorite books because of the god-awful ad that Marvel slapped on top of the whole line in that era?
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I recall there was an even-uglier Toys R Us banner that ran across the top of books of this era, too.
Did it bother anyone else that their comics covers were turned into strident billboards? Sound off in comments, below!
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