Cover of Kirk Demarais: Mail-Order Mysteries

Kirk Demarais Mail-Order Mysteries

Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads!

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Insight Editions LLC

2011

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978-1-60887-057-8

1-60887-057-X

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Rediscover your sense of wonder!Generations of comic book readers remember the tantalizing promises of vintage novelty advertisements that offered authentic laser-gun plans, x-ray specs, and even 7-foot-tall monsters (with glow-in-the-dark eyes!). But what would you really get if you entrusted your hard-earned $1.69 to the post office?Mail-Order Mysteries answers this question, revealing the amazing truths (and agonizing exaggerations) about the actual products marketed to kids in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Pop-culture historian Kirk Demarais shares his astonishing collection, including:100 Toy Soldiers in a FootlockerCount Dantes Worlds Deadliest Fighting SecretsGRITHercules Wrist BandHypno-CoinLife-Size MonstersMystic SmokeSea MonkeysSoil From Draculas CastleU-Control GhostVentrilo Voice Thrower...and many, many more!With more than 150 extraordinary, peculiar, and downright fraudulent collectibles, Mail-Order Mysteries is a must-have book comic book fans everywhere. Trust us.

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