A simple, yet effective, full page ad for DC’s Flash #184 (December 1968). Ross Andru provided the stark layout of the featured cover, which is certainly an eye-grabber.  I was never much of a fan of the Flash, so I can’t tell you why it’s the most tragic day in the Scarlet Speedster’s life — but this image makes me want to go and read the issue! You can’t ask more of a cover — or ad — than that.

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