False Advertising: Comic Book Ads From Way Back When

business_ethics_highlights_2False advertising is bad. Targeting ads at kids is contentious. Blatant false advertising aimed directly at kids? Brutal. The item below isn’t brand new, but it’s worth seeing: a great collection of some scam advertisements from the back of comit books. >>>

LINK: 11 Shameless Comic Book Ads That Cost Us Our Allowance Money

1. X-RAY SPECS

I supposed the “optical illusion” disclaimer should’ve been a tip-off, but hey, who paid attention to fine print when the prospect of seeing through unsuspecting people’s clothes was at your nose tip? In reality, the Specs weren’t particularly discreet; they were pieces of cardboard printed with red and white hypnotic spirals and the words “X-Ray Vision” where the lenses should have been. Did they work? Well, if you studied your hand long enough against a bright light it kinda sorta looked as if you were seeing a blurry X-ray image, thanks to a feather glued inside each of the cardboard “lenses.”….

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What do you think?


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