In the mid-80s to the early-90s both Marvel and DC produced comics promoting various worthy causes. Teen Titans fought drugs, as did Captain America — who also fought AIDS with the Falcon! There were anti-asthma comics, and others on the ills of bullying, etc.

This ad, which ran around 1985, provides an important message to any youngsters reading — and goes to show that comics needn’t always be frivolous.

©2008 Marvel Characters, Inc