Ideas for kids you could never publish today

(From “The Blue Bolt” number 6, 1940.)

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

7 Responses to Ideas for kids you could never publish today

  1. O_O that could end badly

  2. I so want to build this!

  3. My grandpa had one of those on his farm. Man was that thing fun!

  4. Nick Hentschel

    Where can you find an actual soapbox anymore?

  5. I love how for the rails it just says “you will have to locate two pieces of heavy wire”. Like you can just strike out into the woods and stumble across some.

  6. “Ask Dad for some heavy-duty wire cutters and send your little brother up a telephone or power pole to cut a substantial length of guy-wire. The rest is easy! And make sure you have a sharp ax to notch those poles!”

  7. “. . . AND, if you look at the left front wheel during the last thirty feet of travel through our X-ray specs (ad on P.3) after drinking only seven servings of Ovaltine, you will see a backwards message that, after using our decoder ring, (ad on P.4) will escalate you to third level Mason, start your application for Secret Agent/Astronaut, and provide you with the REAL meaning behind the RIDICULOUS amount of ads per drawing in all of our comic books! Start today!”