Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Comic Book Ad: TrueVision

Jumping on the short-lived 3-D craze of the 1950s without incurring the extra costs of a tricky printing process and providing special glasses, ACG used this sales gimmick on some of their titles. Using forced perspective to create "3-D" effects in a two dimensional medium, every movie screen-shaped panel had some element of the art or word balloon breaking out of the panel boundary.

Adventure Into the Unknown #56 - Truevision
From Adventures into the Unknown #56 (June 1954)

More Examples...

Truevision Examples



  1. "Did you see those pancakes flying right out of the screen at you, kids? Oooh, scary stuff!"—Count Floyd on Doctor Tongue's 3D House of Pancakes

    That monster in the examples looks like Wolverine from some angles and Etrigan from others.

  2. Panel 5...There's something FISHY going on there.


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