I'm a big Jay Ward fan. I love Dudley Do-Right. I was super excited when I happened along a strange, new comic book shop around the corner from my dentist's that had a treasure chest of gems (to those of specific tastes), for 30% off! Among the titles I purchased were "Lancelot Link" (for a friend), DC's "Prez" and this Dudley Do-Right comic from Charlton Comics. What a SCORE, right?
After carefully undoing the tape from the bag and backing, I took in a deep breath, savoring the old, moldy, parchment smell. Keeping the brittle paper away from anything flammable, even overhead light--lest it burst into flames, I took delight in the antics of Mr. Snidley Whiplash, Nell and friends. Now, I wasn't yet around for the 'swinging' year of 1970--but after a two-page mini story about a, ahem, Beaver, my jaw dropped at the ad immediately following:
I love old comic book ads, I really do. I wish I was one of those kids that sent away for a build-it-yourself submarine (any Get a Life fans out there?), but this one struck me as a littler out of place in a kids funny book. Then again, had I seen this one when I was a kid, I'd have absolutely sent away for "Judy" instead of any bike, binoculars or sub!