Books: Mail-Order Mysteries



This new book written and photographed by Kirk Demarais, helps readers "rediscover their sense of wonder!". Generations of comic book readers remember the tantalizing promises of vintage novelty advertisements that offered authentic laser-gun plans, x-ray specs, and even 7-foot-tall monsters. But what would you really get if you entrusted your hard-earned dollars to the post office? Mail-Order Mysteries answers this question, revealing the amazing truths (and agonizing exaggerations) about the actual products marketed to kids in the '60s, '70s, and '80s.




Find out more about the book here and here.

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