Friday, November 18, 2011

1963 Romance-Themed Wonder Woman House Ads

Ad from
Girls' Love Stories #94
(April 1963)

Ad from
Falling in Love #60
(July 1963)

Hey all! Above are two Wonder Woman house ads hailing from romance issues with 1963 cover dates. Last year I shared a few Wonder Woman ads from the late '60s and early '70s romance issues advertising the issues in which Wonder Woman renounced her powers and lived as Diana Prince. The above ads were published years earlier, but were similarly directed toward the romance comic audience. Though Wonder Woman was billed as a super-heroine, these ads sent the message to romance comic readers that she was still relatable and not immune to the hardships associated with love -- despite her super powers.

3 comments:

  1. See, this is the one thing that's wrong with the otherwise much-appreciated reprint collections -- they don't include the ads! For me, one of the great joys of reading and re-reading Silver Age comics is the treasure trove of wonderful advertisements that simply exude excitement. Some of the full-pagers are mini-masterworks of marketing that even now have the power to make me rush for the back-issue vaults.

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  2. I'm going to start asking my girlfriend if she is secretly "The Robot Wonder Woman."

    This art brings me much joy.

    "Now on sale everywhere where people dream!"
    Great stuff.

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  3. Allan: Yes! The ads, the letter/advice columns, etc. are so important in getting the full feel of the comics!

    Ivan: Glad you enjoyed! I always keep my out for these!

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