As you’ve no doubt come to realise, back in the day comics weren’t just about guys in multi-coloured body stockings punching the living daylights out of one another. On the contrary we had far more genteel things like romance comics, made of sugar and spice and all things nice. In between the angst-ridden tales of longing, the editors would frequently have educational spots like this. Here, the cash-strapped would-be girl about town is shown how to get that cover girl sheen by slapping on the contents of her fridge. This is probably how Cindy Crawford got started.

And, no, I have no idea what they were thinking by depicting that young girl straddling a big cucumber.

Art by “Elizabeth”. That’s Liz Berube to you and me, probably better known later as a colourist.

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