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Thursday, December 5, 2013

JOSIE and the PUSSYCAT TWINKIE ADS!

Superheroes weren't the only one's selling Hostess products back in the 80's!

I'm not sure how much attention I ever paid these ads back in the day, but I find them somewhat amusing now. Except when they're kind of lame like this first one:

 Any Josie and the Pussycat story should feature Melody extensively, and having her fall and land on her bum not once, not twice, but THREE times is a bonus. Especially in a skirt!

 While many forms of art will eschew the practice of using their popularity to sell someone else's product, comics have always jumped in feet first, and many of these ads were a clever example of how to do it somewhat naturally. Yowsa indeed!

 'Banana Boogie' is an interesting phrase that could be applied to a number of different 'activities', but here it's used as the name of the story, referring to the dance the characters go to and having nothing to do with the actual product they're selling. Yep.

And here are a couple of more to enjoy!





2 comments:

  1. It doesn't seem like it would be that hard for Archie Comics to do their ads this cool these days. I'm encouraged that they seem to be resurrecting the old characters. I saw a panel on Fernando Ruiz's Facebook that showed him drawing Cosmo and he said Archie will be in the story with Cosmo! Maybe if they're getting nostalgic, that will start to bleed into the ads as well. They have such a rich history and great list of characters, they might as well use them any way they can.

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  2. Wow, they would be digging deep to feature Cosmo. And that's ok with me, I'd like to see a reprinting of the original George Frese and Harry Lucey Ginger series... Let's get Josie back full time, I love those characters.... Heck, bring back Super Duck if done right!

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