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A Simpler, Smokier, Time

So this is Comic Noize, not Comics Strip Noize, but the two are part of the same lineage and deserve equal respect even if my personal tastes veer towards the longer form. I recognize that you come here for interesting auctions in the world of comic books and comic book merch, but please, do yourself the favor of checking out this fascinating time-machine.

If the blue skin threw you off, don’t worry, took me a second too. It’s Little Orphan Annie and her dog, Sandy. Sitting atop what could be a jacuzzi, but is actually an ashtray. While I’ll be the first to defend the ageless nature of a good story, I find the cigarettes-meet-precocious-little-darling-comic-strip-character to be a bit jarring.

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Comic Book Character Merchandising: It’s Not Just For Kids Anymore.

Good news for all you grown up comic fans out there!

Now you can light your cigarette off your crotch with this:

And when you get done, you can snuff it out in this:

(I won’t lie to you, the ashtray’s pretty sweet. It’s vintage, donchaknow.)

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