Monday, February 19, 2007

Comic Book Ad: Hard Rockin' DUI Rick

I love this ad featuring a 1970s stoner hippie garage band member drunkenly smashing into things on his hog. As a celebrity Rockin' Rick isn't expected to pay the consequences of his bad decisions and gets to celebrate by being the opening gig for UFO.
Tragg and The Sky Gods #8 - Doper rock and roll cyclist
When playing as a kid, I used Rockin' Rick (or as I affectionately re-named the toy, 'Uncle Jeff' ) and made him fight an enraged Maskatron (who was a member of M.A.D.D - Maskatrons Against Drunk Driving) out for justice after Rick drunkenly mowed my sister's Barbie down in a tragic DUI-related hit and run.

From Gold Key's Tragg and the Sky Gods #8 (February 1977).



  1. I've never seen Rockin' Rick, but I do clearly remember Evel Knievel's stunt cycle. Is it the same cycle with a new guy? Is it the same figure with different hair? Am I barking up the wrong tree?

  2. You are thinking of Ideal's Evel Knievel toy line, Jon. SST was a Kenner line. However, both are inferior to Kenner's TURBO TOWER OF POWER line, also advertised heavily in comics of the era. I would go into further detail, but I have already given myself an erection by typing this much.


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