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June 18, 1995|CHARLES SOLOMON

HEY SKINNY! Great Advertisements From the Golden Age of Comic Books by Miles Beller and Jerry Liebowitz (Chronicle Books: $10.95; 95 pp., paperback original). Beller and Liebowitz have assembled a wonderfully campy array of come-on ads from old comic books. The products are as familiar to Baby-Boom readers as the characters in the comics: ant farms, muscle-building courses, inflatable dinosaurs, the miniature monkey in the tea cup. Did anyone actually buy this stuff?

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