983: VINTAGE OUR FIGHTING FORCES AD OF THE DAY
Can you tell if the sides of the triangle are straight? No looking upside down!
I love Tootsie Pops. I usually got one at the barber's, after getting weed-whacked. I always hoped a few landed in my Halloween pumpkin. Every once in awhile, I get the urge to find out just how many licks it takes to get to the center of one.
DC Comics (or National Periodical Publications, as it was officially known through the 70s) tended to attract a higher calibre of comic book advertisers - fewer get-rich-quick and weight loss/muscle gain schemes, more recognized brands like Tootsie Roll, Cheerios, AMT models, etc...though one wonders how much use the Palisades Park coupons were for kids living outside of the Northeast.
This issue featured several ads for the Tootsie family of products, from the standard roll to Tootsie Fudge (only a penny!).
Our Fighting Forces had a healthy run as one of the mainstays of DC Comics' war lineup, from 1954-78. At the time of this ad, the lead series was Gunner and Sarge, with their canine companion Pooch (Toonpedia profile). Later series included Lt. Hunter's Hellcats and The Losers (a team of characters who were "losers" in the sense that all had lost their individual series in the 60s, including Gunner and Sarge). Entry on #78 from the Grand Comics Database.
Source: Our Fighting Forces #78, August 1963 - JB