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As a collector of both comics and vintage games I really enjoy all the video game related ads in books and back covers from the early 80s to the early/mid 90s.  

Rake a closer look at some of your books from this era , there’s a lot of great ads from classic games.   Attached, I recently received a nice little package of thanks from Tom Dubois who signed his Castlevania 3 ad (he was also the box artist for the actual game box) that I thought I would share.  

Please post your cool copper back covers and ads :)

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From the first book I ever posted in "Hey buddy, can you spare a grade?":

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There are a TON of great video game back covers from this era.

Just off the top of my head, I would say that well over 50% of the back covers for comics published from 1982-ish to 1996 were for video games.

They replaced the basektball, baseball, Slim Jim, and even movie back cover ads of the 70s.

Here's a classic that appeared on the back cover of Mar, 1983 books, including ASM #238 and New Mutants #1:

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Useless (?) trivia dept.: So Marvel reprinted GI Joe #3, #4 and #5, but didn't note it anywhere on the books. #3 and #5 have obvious tells, but the only way to tell if you have a second print #4 is to either compare the font in the price box of the original and the reprint...or look at the back cover ads:

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That's the back cover to the first print of GI Joe #4...

...and the second is the Jedi Arena pictured above!

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Love all the posts and info already!   Thanks for sharing guys!    I’ll share some more later as well!

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Just now, GeeksAreMyPeeps said:

Would this be your copy of New Mutants 98?

No, it's just the back cover to this:

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What a boring topic! zzz

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