Bulco Comic Books and Padell Pulp Mail Order Gyps in Cahoots Vintage Sleaze
A 1952 full page ad for Bulco, a mail-order money maker for many years. Bulco specialized in tiny little cartoon and gag books with no humor at all. Tired old jokes copied from master plates which had worn out decades before, and reduced to the size of a coin. Padell, the folks who published Facts about Nudism and Dance Hall White Slavery did just about as much, but at least their books had text...moldy old text with little merit and all come-on. Both distributed their junk in Times Square shops and through the mail. As you can see, Bulco, along with a dozen other companies distributed Padell product.