Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Why Sell Grit?

You know, with all those damn ads in comics throughout the years, and all those youngsters supposedly making out like bandits selling the product...you'd think they'd come up with real-life examples of the vast benefits of selling Grit.

Oh, wait, here's one:

Wait...Richie Rich?? On his diamond-studded coach? He's your endorser?!?

Not quite...

So the Rich family fortune started out by selling issues of Grit for 35¢ apiece?

Well, stranger things have happened, I guess? Anything is possible.

Of course, when Mr. Rich asserts that "Lots of famous people got their start selling Grit," you'd have thought they'd mention at least one example, one famous person.

Nope. Not a one. But at least we know that cartoon characters could make serious cheddar selling Grit...

Ad from, surprisingly enough, Superman Family #204 (1980)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember a friend of mine in elementary school sold Grit for about a year. The only thing I remember about it was the on-going Star Wars comic strip.

Sadly, my friend did not earn a vast fortune selling the paper. However, I think he earned enough for a pair of X-Glasses.