Spiderman, Spiderman. Who Knew He Was a Fisherman?

Ad from Marvell Comic Book Feb, 1983

I’d like to thank a buddy of mine, Jason Baggett (@jasonbaggett for you Twitterers), for sending me this cool ad from a 1983 Marvell comic book. It seems that fishing was so important to the development of kids, as were comic books, even Spiderman got in the act promoting the sport.

Unfortunately I bet we’d be hard pressed to find an ad like this in any media children read. Seems it’s more important for them to see ads pertaining to the agendas of people who don’t fish or hunt.

So, do you think Spiderman used a Garcia rod and reel or do you think he just tied a lure to his web and cast it out?