To advertise their big relaunch, DC Comics will run television commercials. This isn't the first time a comic publisher's hawked its wares on the air. In the 1990s, DC and Marvel produced fantastically garish customizable spots for local comic stores.

Just check out those ads above. Are they radvertising? Badvertising? I honestly cannot say. I can imagine that many people were probably confused by the X-Men's Casio polka soundtrack and as to why a Gene Simmons puppet was besmirching their fathers' understated appreciation of Judge Parker.

Also, "Isn't it time to see what the shouting's all about?" is pure catchphrase gold. It applies to crisis scenarios and mutant soap operas with hologram covers.

[Via Comics Alliance]