|Back cover of On The SCENE|
Saturday, 6 June 2015
AWESOME ADS! 'ON THE SCENE' - EIGHTH & FINAL PART...
Okay, it's only taken us about three years to get here, so let's
not waste another moment. Nobody's getting any younger!
However good omnibus collections of comicbooks or magazines
may be, something is always missing. The ads and the smell of the
paper are partly responsible for conjuring up the mood and memories
of the period in which the publications of our youth were printed, and
without those elements, the magic of such volumes is likely to be
less potent than it otherwise could, would, and should be.
So having previously presented the contents of the 1966 one-
shot On The SCENE Presents SUPER HEROES, I thought I'd
complete the series by showcasing the ad pages in order to give you
a fuller flavour of the magazine and the time in which it first appeared.
As well as ads for AURORA plastic kits, there's a plethora of various
other pulsating products that American kids had at their fingertips,
and British kids could, in the main, only dream of.
Hopefully these scans will somewhat satiate your yearnings for
yesteryear - even if only in a small way. So what are you all waiting
for? The past awaits your presence, and will not be denied. The
present will still be here when you're ready to return.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, June 06, 2015