Real products behind comic book ads

X-Ray Specs! Spy Pen Radio! Hypno-Coin!

These were the gadgets of my childhood fantasies.

I don’t know about you, but I spent hours reading the old comic book ads, and craving for the fabulous and amazing products advertised in them.

Kirk Demarais is a pop-culture historian, and his new book, Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads! reveals the real truth behind many of these comic book ads.

Below is a 2:14 video with Demarais crushing just about every dream of my childhood.

Story source: laughing squid and superpunch.

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