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.)


Jon Silpayamanant said...

geek checks--hah!

Dave Carter 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...