Popular culture has always had its fair share of weirdos and kitsch-peddlers for the rest of to love or hate or just gawk at. Pop culture in the 1980s was pretty much a constant parade of oddballs and eccentrics finding ways to shock the mainstream (Make-up on everyone! Provocative music videos! Lots of synthesizers!) and make money doing it.
Then came 1986 and Solson Publications. Long story short: the son of a Marvel Comics executive strikes out on his own and creates his own company and it lasts about a year before going under (none of Solson’s titles made it past their third issue). Now before you get all misty-eyed let me just show you some of Solson’s titles and you can ask yourself, Would I have bought that?
Enjoy these. I hope you get as big of a kick out of them as I did.
Yes…these were at one point the brand new releases by a fledgling company. Ahhh, to be a rich man’s son.