You know, you have to do what it takes to pay the bills, and I totally get that. While I occasionally read someone who complains about the ads jarring the comic book experience, I think most of us would gladly put up with a few pages of ads if it will knock the cover price down. I would even go so far as to say I wouldn't mind some ads in Graphic Novels or Trade Paperbacks if it would make my comics dollar stretch further. It seems to work for magazines.
But that being said, I admit I was a little surprised at those who chose to advertise in Daredevil #43. Thusly:
This is indeed what every boy should know: How to "rate the gals" and come up with alibi's when you're "careless." What the good folks at Date-Getter didn't seem to understand was that when you're a comic book-reader, you already have limited your target audience considerably so "rating" the girls is a luxury you can ill afford. And if you do find a girl who will put up with you, you aren't going to need an alibi because the odds are huge you'll never have more than one girl in your life at a time. We read comics, guys. That's the hand we were dealt.
This always weirds me out. I can't imagine anyone in the market for a housecoat would be reading Daredevil comics. I think the "Economy-Wise Ladies of America" would understand that $6.95 would have bought you almost 70 comics back in the day, so I don't see little Billy filling out that coupon any time soon.
This makes a bit more sense, but not much:
It may be a "sturdy, he-man's jacket," but it is also one of the ugliest things I've ever seen. And what is that in his hand? I think it's a taser. She's probably in a lot of trouble and just hasn't figured it out yet.
But if anyone wants to sell clothing on this site, I can now consider it, so there's always that.
See you tomorrow!