Since Action Comics #1 in 1938 comic books have contained mail order mystery ads, comic book ads, toy ads, food, and much more. The advertisements themselves were a work of art and the creation of many great illustrators. By the 1950's comic book ads became just as popular as the story panels they cut in on.
Recently I went through a long-box of "reader" comics I had...you know, the cover less, ripped, and/or water damaged books that you can't just get rid of, and I searched for the long forgotten advertisements that caught my attention just as much as the comic itsself had. Below are some of the gems I found.