Friday, October 7, 2011

Gotta Have It!

If you've ever been tempted to buy something from an infomercial, or if you have kids who watch television (and the commercials that interrupt their favorite shows), you'll appreciate Kirk Demarais' quirky new book, "Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads."

Demarais takes a detailed look at over 150 collectibles and shares the truth behind the novelty toys that kids just had to have based on the appealing ads found in the pages of comic books from the 60's and 70's.

Acclaimed artist and creator of, a curious collection of pop-culture artifacts, Demarais reveals the goodies he acquired over the years, including:
  • 100 Toy Solders in a Footlocker
  • Count Dante's World's Deadliest Fighting Secrets
  • GRIT
  • Hercules Wrist Band
  • Hypno-Coin
  • Life-Size Monster
  • Mystic Smoke
  • Sea Monkeys
  • Soil from Dracula's Castle
  • Switchblade Comb
  • Twelve Elephants in a Bean
  • U-Control Ghost
  • Ventrilo: The Wonder Voice Thrower
The cover of "Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads"glows in the dark, revealing yet another quirky product feature that appeals to kids of all ages.

Kirk Demarais will be appearing at the Insight Editions booth #1939 at New York Comic-Con, Saturday October 15th at 1:00 pm.


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