Modern vs Vintage

I was wondering how to present these ten modern paperworks I recently scanned – and I thought let’s see if I can twin them up with vintage counterparts. A sort of new versus old. Shiny versus retro. It took me a while to go through my archives looking for suitable matchups – especially anything vintage I might have with Spider-woman on it! Ultimately it was a fun exercise involving adverts and comic covers. Here are the results…  (click pics to go bigger)


Spider-woman. 2008 vs 1980.


Hulk. 2008 vs 1977.


Superman. 2013 vs 1979


Wrestling. 2008 vs 1989


G.I. Joe. 2009 vs 1988


2000 AD. 2017 vs 1988


Doctor Who. 2013 vs 1979


Playmobil. 2014 vs 1978


Lego. 2014 vs 1978


Iron Man. 2014 vs 1978

Thanks for looking 🙂

10 thoughts on “Modern vs Vintage

      1. Michael J. Miller

        It’s also crazy to see what an instant nostalgic time warp those ads were! It immediately took me back to my youth. And you’re right, it’s kind of cool to see how some of these iconic lines have continued through the years. It lets generations have this sort of flashback then :).

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  1. Paul Bowler

    That’s a great collection, love the new v vintage theme, especially for Spider-Woman, ah Spider-Man and Hulk weekly, what a fun comic that was! Fun 2000Ad comparison as well, and of course a great one there for Doctor Who. What a fun post, really enjoyed this 🙂

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      1. Paul Bowler

        Oh yes, Mighty World of Marvel was a awesome as well. That title featured so many great characters. I enjoyed it when Dracula Lives was in that one as well. So many awesome Adds in these classic comics 🙂

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