Up for sale is a 1967 Wham-o comic book store display and poster set. It has been in its original box since 1967. These two items are extremely rare as they only came to retail stores that ordered them with the comic books in bulk. Often these items were thrown away after use so they are really hard to find and in new original stock.That is why they are in such great shape. Included is the colorful cardboard display and promotional poster. The display has discoloring but does not detract from overall aesthetic. The poster is in near mint condition with no tears or rips.
Poster measures 21 X 28. Great rare item to add to your comic book collection. You will not find another available. Below is some additional history on the comic book. Ads boasted that this special was packed with "adventure, mystery, science fiction, fun, and cartoons" - and they were right.The only themes that seem to be missing are Westerns and Sports. Kids loved it, because this comic had more stories than regular comic issues, some even lasting three giant pages (about 12 regular comic pages worth), but the retailers had a hard time displaying it properly. Laying it flay on a counter was the only solution for many, since it didn't fit in a regular spinner rack, and wouldn't stand up properly with the larger coloring and hardcover books. This took up valuable display space at the local five-and-dime, where every square inch of display space counted. Subscriptions were offered, but subsequent issues never appeared. Wally Wood had the lead-off story about Radian, the Atomic Hercules, and was the only artist/writer to have two stories appear in the book. Looking back now, some of the characters seem to range from faint copies to blatant rip-offs of other established comic book and cartoon stars. Due to its unwieldy size, it is hard to find in better conditions, and without a crease across the middle ofthe book. All in all, the comic can be rated as a mild success for its attempts to change comic book publishing formats, but was nevertheless a commercial failure. 1st appearance of Radian (Gilman Graves); Wraparound cover; Oversized oversize 14 X 21Wally Wood, W. Vinson, Shean, John Stanley, Ned, Ward KimballWally Wood, Lou Fine, Andre Le Blanc, Spike Steffenhagen, Mike Arens, Dennis Ellefson, Ernie Colón, Marvin Stein, John Ushler, Sururi Gümen, Marvin Stevens, George Wilhelms, Warren Tufts, W.
Vinson, Willie Ito, Shean, John Stanley, Ned, Ward Kimball. The item "Rare NOS 1967 Wham-O Giant Comic Book Cardboard Promo Store Display and Poster" is in sale since Friday, September 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Posters". The seller is "luvmyvolvo240" and is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
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