Let's get this out of the way: my sister was a HUGE fan of the Partridge Family, so I was exposed to waaaay to much of it in my impressionable youth.
Well, whatever the reason, I can't be too harsh on the show, or the "band." Perfectly typical early 70s sitcom, and perfectly serviceable (and ofttimes quite catchy pop-rock). So sue me.
And of course, they had their own comic book:
But indulge me for one second, as I present every single advertisement from this particular comic book:
But if you look more closely, you'll see that every single ad--all of them--have you sending money to Charlton Publishing HQ, and making your checks payable to Charlton. EVERY. ONE.
Charlton Publishing did publish and distribute magazines, including Hit Parader and Song Hits. I don't think they ever owned Tiger Beat, but maybe as a distributor they worked out a deal to get a bunch of copies of their Partridge Family specials. Or maybe it was just part and parcel of their Partridge Family license.
Whatever the circumstances, I find it fascinating that at a time when comics were still very dependent on advertising dollars, Charlton found a way to not only eliminate outside ads, but to have every single ad causing people to mail them money.
Anyway, enjoy some song lyrics:
From Partridge Family #15 (1973)