Part 5 of an all-new 21-part series - Click here for part one!
Another installment of our very, very long series examining DC's "CSA" ads of the Sixties. We open with the son of Bizarro, exploring what it's like to be the child of an outcast. Lois Lane's Super Daughter examines the issue for the other side — what's it like to be the child of a celebrity? Plus more rivalries between Supes and Hercules, and a rival Supergirl (a riddle you'll never solve, by the way).
No images in this ad featuring young love for Supergirl (losing her virginity?), and a flood of super rivals for her super-cousin, Kal, aka Superman. Oh and by the way, I should mention that you will NEVER guess the mystery of the tiny Superman.
Also from October 1960, an ad showcasing rivalries of every kind: individual rivalries that resemble contests in sports such as archery, plus planet-wide rivalries that resemble the olympics. And I repeat-- you will NEVER guess the mystery of the tiny Superman!
The stars in the background are joind by a constellation of "DC" symbols of varying sizes.
A favorite Weisinger them makes it debut in the ad below, in the form of FAT Jimmy Olsen, a story addressing teenage weight problems. And, what CSA ad would be complete without a couple of good, old-fashioned RIVALRIES, this time between Superboy, Mighty Boy, and Supergirl. Plus, Congorilla in "Janu of The Apes!"