Green Slime! Don’t Touch It! It is Certain Death! Look Out! It’s Dripping!

Here is a Dungeons & Dragons advertisement that ran in comic books in mid-1981.  The lack of color, amateur artwork, inconsistent lettering, and ridiculous scripting is appalling.  This ad is simply terrible.

With that said.. I LOVE IT!  This pathetic little ad inspired me to try roleplaying and seek out further comic adventures of these heroes.  Sometimes greatness comes from humble beginnings.  Click the image to enlarge.

Dungeons and Dragons comic book ad 1981

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11 Responses to “Green Slime! Don’t Touch It! It is Certain Death! Look Out! It’s Dripping!”

  1. Chocotaco Says:

    This ad is spectacularly bad. I love it so.

    I’m pretty sure that I’ve played in D&D games that were worse than the adventure in this ad, though, especially in my middle school years.

  2. 44 Says:

    Like Role Playing games ever led to anything good. Like Lifelong friendships…

  3. Shig Says:

    Ahh yes, I remember this one well. As embarrassing as the artwork was, it wasn’t a whole lot worse than the art in the D&D books themselves.

  4. Shag Says:

    I just came across this same ad in color! Check out Das Ubernerd for the color version and all the D&D ads.

    Great stuff!



  5. Chocotaco Says:

    Fast Fun Fact: Bill Willingham did a lot of the art for those TSR D&D ads.

  6. Shag Says:
  7. Chocotaco Says:

    Oh, snap!

    I believe I just got Fast-Fun-Fact-served. :)

  8. rob! Says:

    I really like the art in this ad–its so crude and basic its kinda cool.

  9. Kuronons Says:

    B.W. did pages 3 to 8 of this strip.
    Then he did another 4 pages strip and again a 2 pages ones (unfinished story).

    All D&D ads in colored version here :
    (scans from my own collection)


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