Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Marvel Ads

For some reason, I'm highly amused by several of the ads in this month's Marvels:

The Captain America Halloween Costume. Coming as it did in the middle of Captain America and the Falcon, it just looked down-right creepy.

Spider-Man Socktop Slippers. I'm trying to imagine some kid reading this and saying: "Mom, we've got to get to K-Mart right now so I can get some Spider-Man slippers!" Isn't going to happen. Slippers like these are something that Mom gets for the kid when she sees them on an endcap while walking through the store.

Spider-Man & X-Men checks. Because nothing says 'Geek!' louder than paying your gas bill with a check that has Wolverine on it. Actually these are the Ultimate versions of Spidey & the X-Men, so I suppose you can only use them if you have an Ultimate checking account.

There's a Spider-Man action figure with "67 Points of Articulation!" I wonder if you can get him to pose in one of those anatomically impossible Todd McFarlane poses?

The Scooby Doo 2 DVD ad is a two-page spread. Is any kid going to be better persuaded by an ad that stretches over two pages instead of just one?

This fall, ABC Family channel has a cartoon called Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! That's just a great title. It has the voices of Wil Wheaton and Cory Feldman!

(Different comics have different ads, so your comics may not have all of these.)

3 comments:

Jon Silpayamanant said...

geek checks--hah!

Dave said...

Actually, I don't know which is geekier, Marvel Comics checks or Star Trek Checks

Jon Silpayamanant said...

I think these Star Wars checks have to take the cake...