Superboy advertisement

Full-page ad for Superboy #153, January 1969. Pencils and inks by Neal Adams. That red mist swallowing Ma and Pa Kent almost has the look of the Crisis “wave” about it. The design does sterling service as a “grabber’ for the potential reader, and the ad as a whole is a fine example of a style of advert that just doesn’t exist any more. I know that if I saw this in a book today, I’d want to check out the issue next time I hit the comic store. And you can’t ask more of an ad than that.

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