Ad from the 1980s promised that superhero impersonators would end the recession

After reading this advertisement, how many artisanal bassoon rental shoppes thought to themselves, "Well, that's what I've been doing wrong. Time to hire the Green Goblin and the Thing to hang outside my store for three months straight." (It's also worth mentioning that if you recruited Captain America for your bookmark emporium, you might have ended up with a pre-Riker Jonathan Frakes.)

This ad comes to us from Sean Howe's Tumblr, which has become a treasure trove of weird Marvel minutiae in anticipation of his upcoming book, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.