Superheroes and Apes in Japan

Superheroes and Apes in Japan

I was elated to find this ad full of Ourway Studios Superhero and Planet of the Apes merch in a Japanese issue of StarLog.

Especially mind warping is those Superhero stamp albums, which I totally had and collected as a kid. I wonder if they still accept orders……

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  • Anonymous on April 25, 2017

    This is a great ad!
    Somehow, I don't think Spiderman, + the Super Friends, would want the apes of the Planet Of The Apes, to join their team. Heh, heh!

    I realize that [Wonder Woman's right hand is supposed to be dangling in space], but- It looks like her right hand is claiming Batman, for her. [ Wonder Woman says- Back off, ladies! Batman is MY boyfriend! Just walk on.]

  • Desslar on April 26, 2017

    By that logic, it looks like Spidey is getting pretty friendly with that ape.

    Anyway, interesting to see a big ad for American superhero comics in Japan. I didn't think they were ever more than a niche genre over there.

  • Seventiesfan on May 1, 2017

    I have lots of Our Way Studios items, including the Jointed Heroes of Spider-man, Superman, and Batman. I also have some Super Stand-ups, Super-Stickers,and Stick-ons.

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