A He-man body; money-making opportunities at home (seeds, cards, etc.); weird novelty items; magic tricks; X-ray scopes that see through walls, etc.; sound-effects devices; cut-rate disguise kits; at-home electronics; cheap trinkets hawked as miracle inventions; correspondence schools....
The stuff of Boomer-era comic book ad pages, right? Actually, I'm referring to boys' magazine ads from the turn of the (previous) century, a bunch of which I'll be featuring very soon in a Lee's Comic Rack post.
Could my favorite Charlton artist, Bill Molno, have been influenced by the great painter, muralist, and children's book illustrator Grace Betts? We all should be so lucky.
At Lee's Comic Rack, I've posted side by side comparisons of Molno and Betts, with Molno's work rendered in a darker-shadowed and orange-tinted form for convenience. (Or, why did this post take me a week to complete?)