Get Bursting strength Fast! — How about this awesome advertisement for a big batch of strength “stuff” from out of the back of a 1947 comic book? I mean, if you were a young lad interested in strength training, how could you turn the page without so much as considering cracking open your piggy bank? Quite interestingly, similar equipment is still being sold today for big bucks. Of course if you are in the marketing game, this ad copy contain many secrets of success, but only if you are paying close attention.
Most people remember the Charles Atlas “Insult That Made a Man out of Mac” comic ad from the back of thousands of comic books — and it is indeed one of the best and most effective advertisements of all time. However, Atlas was not the first or the only strongman to use comic advertisements. Here we have a Joe Bonomo ad, circa 1943 and if the possibility of getting your hands on the Vibro-Pressure, Tonic Relaxation, Psycho-Power, Rhythmic Progression course isn’t enough to get you to part with your paper route money, I don’t know what would.