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1943
Joe Bonomo’s Comic Advertisement

Joe Bonomo’s Comic Advertisement

Most people remember the Charles Atlas “Insult That Made a Man out of Mac” comic ad from the back of thousands of comic books — and it is indeed one of the best and most effective advertisements of all time. However, Atlas was not the first or the only strongman to...

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Jules Bacon, Mr. America 1943

Jules Bacon, Mr. America 1943

Shown above is Jules Bacon, AAU Mr. America winner of 1943. It was said that Bacon had one of the finest physiques of his era Bacon was an integral part of the early history and success of the York Barbell company and could often be found demonstrating exercises in...

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Get Tiger Power!

Get Tiger Power!

Another great exerciser gizmo advertisement from out of the back of a comic book, circa, 1943. I mean who wouldn’t want to save up their paper route money to get some Tiger Power? And just look at all the cool stuff you get: a chest expander, a doorway gym, hand...

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Tag:
1943
Joe Bonomo’s Comic Advertisement

Joe Bonomo’s Comic Advertisement

Most people remember the Charles Atlas “Insult That Made a Man out of Mac” comic ad from the back of thousands of comic books — and it is indeed one of the best and most effective advertisements of all time. However, Atlas was not the first or the only strongman to...

read more
Jules Bacon, Mr. America 1943

Jules Bacon, Mr. America 1943

Shown above is Jules Bacon, AAU Mr. America winner of 1943. It was said that Bacon had one of the finest physiques of his era Bacon was an integral part of the early history and success of the York Barbell company and could often be found demonstrating exercises in...

read more
Get Tiger Power!

Get Tiger Power!

Another great exerciser gizmo advertisement from out of the back of a comic book, circa, 1943. I mean who wouldn’t want to save up their paper route money to get some Tiger Power? And just look at all the cool stuff you get: a chest expander, a doorway gym, hand...

read more