Charlton Issue 1 ads
OMG WTF!?!? O_o
It’s been years since I’ve seen one of these ads trying to make children think they can get rich selling worthless crap from some novelty company (does anyone besides the Girl Scouts still do this?). Not a drink-worthy ad. Just kinda funny
Classified ads! Who knew that Scooby comics were a great place for them?
--I love the “Buy gold and silver to beat inflation NOW!!!” ad. Glenn Beck must have been working for Charlton back in the 70s. XD
--That Cayman Island Bank account ad just floored me. Did kids in the 70s NEED information on how to hide their money from Uncle Sam!?
--And did the kids need dating services, too?
--And I call bullshit on the “sell your song lyrics to famous singers and collect royalties” ad.
There's nothing offensive or drink-worthy about this ad. I just don’t understand how people buying Scooby comics are the ideal demographic for expensive jewelry
This DON’T BE A SKINNY LOSER ad is hilarious. Right now, society would love it if being too skinny was the average little boy's biggest problem!
Playboy decals! For kids!!
This one warrants two drinks. One for the “sex maniac” tag. And one for the frat-tastic “USA drinking team” tag.
This ad is just….there's so much weirdness in it....
I’m so naïve that it actually took me a while to figure out what these master/slave t-shirts meant. And now I’m just horrified that these things are sitting just a page away from Scooby and the gang.
I’m not sure the positioning of the pitchfork was intentional or just a funny goof on the artist’s part
Charlton Issue 2 ads
More “please sell our cheap crap” ads (did any kids actually make money doing this!?)
The stuff this one is selling is hilarious! I don’t think even an adult could easily get a hold of them today…
Yeah. I bet the biggest problem young Scooby fans had back in the day was other kids on the playground bumming their smokes.
I’m sure this thing didn’t work but still…selling something that says “break the law with our awesome product” is pretty WTF.
Advertising a toy gun by gushing about how real it looks and sounds? Good luck doing that today!
Turning a healthy, harmless vegetable into a weapon!? Something this awesome would NEVER be marketed to kids today.
These ads are amusing, but none of them are really drink worthy (except maybe the “hot German pen pals” one)
Charlton issue 3 ads
Wow. Prayer requests and about a dozen “change your awful body TODAY” ads in a Scooby Doo book. Didn't expect that.
I just want to say that the “love spreads germs, GET ME SICK” tag is one of the most unsexy phrases I’ve ever heard. Seriously, yuck! >_<