Laffs ad

This ad displays DC’s contrasting publishing output back in the late-60s. At that point in time super-heroes only accounted for a relatively small percentage of all comics, the remainder being made up of war, horror, mystery, sci-fi, humour, western and romance titles. How that’s all changed, eh?

The Adventures of Jerry Lewis ran for years and years, the funny man getting his own solo comic following the dissolution of his partnership with Dean Martin. Very late in the day a promising young penciller called Neal Adams got his big comics break drawing Jerry’s mishaps.

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