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Sea-Monkeys and X-Ray Spex

By Gerard @presurfer
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Eyeglasses that let you see through clothes. The secrets to super-human strength. Scary seven-foot tall ghosts that do your bidding. All of this could be yours for a dollar or two. At least, that's what vintage comic-book ads would have you believe.
Six years ago, artist and historian Kirk Demarais became determined to uncover the truth behind these comic-book ads published between the 1950s and late '80s. Last fall, he published 'Mail-Order Mysteries,' a book that reveals what you really got when you ordered any one of 150 supposed marvels.
(thanks Lisa)The Presurfer

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