Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Countdown #7:
Pimples? Blackheads? Freckles?

It must not have been much fun, at the time, to be reading through the July 1970 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man1, turn the page and -- BLAM! POW! -- be reminded that you're a teenager with Skin Problems™.

This advertisement urges acne-plagued kids to turn to Fayd Skin Cream (which seems to have long since Fayd-ed from the skin-care products scene).

If you used Fayd Skin Cream, the advertisement implies, you could be instantly transformed into That Guy or That Girl who goes to cool parties and dances to top-40 hits2 by Three Dog Night and The Carpenters. But if you don't use it, you'll be the Sad Guy whose speckled, floating head is way behind Miss Fayd Skin Cream User.

1. The issue was titled "Beware ... the Black Window!" and the cover price was 15 cents.
2. Fun aside: In the month this comic book was published (July 1970), Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem broadcast his very first American Top 40 show.

1 comment:

  1. You never cease to amaze me with your finds and wit. And you brought back memories of The Carpenters and Three Dog Night. My older sisters listened to those groups.