Superman: Corporate Shill

by alphamonkey on March 3, 2010 · 2 comments

in Comics!,Old School

Comic books have long relied on the medium to help push various products, some of them highly dubious (x-ray specs, indeed), on their young impressionable readers. (Remember those Hostess Pie ads?)

However, there are times when comics go a tad too far, such as this classic 1980 Superman comic (dug up by the Crap Archivist) which turns the Man of Steel into a shill for Radio Shack and their new “microcomputer.”

Not our hero’s finest moment.

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  • ShadowStalker

    It’s always amazing to me how easily Superman can be disabled when it’s convenient for the story. Why doesn’t Lex Luthor keep notes on these things?

  • .alphamonkey.

    This is at least more dignified than the regrettable Amway phase. You ever tried resisting a pyramid scheme being pushed on you by the last son of Krypton?

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