Ad It Up: The Nintendo Cereal System With Mario & Link

While I don’t quite remember which comic I snapped this ad from, I do very clearly remember the Nintendo Cereal System. Set up like the candy Nerds, the inside of the cereal box was split down the middle. You popped open one side and poured out the fruity Mario cereal while the other distributed Link’s fruity concoction. How’d it taste? Probably way too sweat to my grown up pallet, but I imagine that, being the cereal fan that I was, I quite enjoyed it as a kid.

Ad It Up: Morning Funnies Cereal

My favorite comic ads are the ones that bring back a flood of memories. My second favorite ones seem incredibly inappropriate given the subject matter of the comic they are found in. This one counts for both. Not only do I remember eating Morning Funnies Cereal a few times (the box actually folded open and had comic strips you could read!), but I got a kick out of flipping through an old Punisher issue (#20 from 1989) and coming across the full color visages of Hagar the Horrible, Dennis the Menace, Luann, Beetle Bailey and the rest. Does anyone remember what the actual cereal looked like? The art makes them look like tortured souls screaming out of the comic strip graveyard. Or goofy faces. Whichever you like