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Joe Bonomo
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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The Great Circus Mystery

The Great Circus Mystery

The Great Circus Mystery was a 1925 American adventure film serial starring Joe Bonomo in a role that couldn’t have been too much of a stretch for him: Welles ‘Red’ Landow, a circus strongman. We have bits and pieces of some details from newspaper clippings and press...

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Tag:
Joe Bonomo
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
The Great Circus Mystery

The Great Circus Mystery

The Great Circus Mystery was a 1925 American adventure film serial starring Joe Bonomo in a role that couldn’t have been too much of a stretch for him: Welles ‘Red’ Landow, a circus strongman. We have bits and pieces of some details from newspaper clippings and press...

read more