Wednesday, June 11, 2008
How deep is death? How much salve do I have to sell to win a pony?
From Mystic #31, 1954, comes this tale of getting in over your head; getting wet without going near the water. Jack Katz drew it. He went on to do The First Kingdom for Bud Plant.
By coincidence, the back cover of this issue is an ad for White Cloverine Brand Salve*, which uses the underwater motif.
I hope the kids did better than the murdering husband in the Jack Katz story.
*Ads like these were all over the comics for many, many years. Tony Kornheiser tells a funny story about this salve and its marketing techniques. I was surprised to find out it's still being made, although not by the original company, and it's not being marketed the same way, either. It was a product just made for comic books and young entrepreneurs.