Advertising From Yesteryear…Captain America and the Avengers (SNES)

What’s better than a comic book with a full-page spread advertising a hot new video game title? How about TWO full-pages, one in glossy paper stock!   Fresh from the arcade and straight into the Super Nintendo system came Captain America and The Avengers, a 1993 action-packed game from Mindscape, Inc.  “Fresh” is relative, considering the Sega Genesis release date for the same game was in 1992…but advertising is rarely about complete honesty.  (The game also wasn’t that good, but it did feature the Marvel Comics superhero group The Avengers, a topical group, even all those years ago.) Still, back in the day I wouldn’t have turned down the arcade game offered as the grand prize, even if it meant cutting out the entry form from the comic book cover.

As always, click on the images to see enlarged versions, and enjoy the trip into yesteryear!

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