I recently started reading comic books from the 80’s that I’m borrowing from a friend. Every issue is a blast. The most interesting thing about these comics is that the advertisements in them are actually worth reading. There are bits for other comic books, grinning kids with Ataris and other paneled strips hawking Nesquik. It’s pretty cool, and even now I kind of want to buy some of that stuff.
I’ve read a couple issues of the Flash, paged through a Green Lantern or two, but I really got hooked on Groo the Wanderer by the MAD magazine comic artist, Sergio Aragonés. Groo is great, but the real surprise was on the back of issue 6 in this ad for “The Nutty Over Payday Instant Winner Game”:
Yes, if you won the grand prize, one of five Apple IIe computers could have been yours!