Hey folks! Just a quick update for now. I'm slammed at work, studying for a test, doing comics and battling a sinus infection, all at once! So I'll spare you even more details and jump right into today's post with our old pal, the incomparable Jim Hellwig, a.k.a. The Ultimate Warrior!
Before the late, great "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and later Edge, became the spokesmen for Slim Jim, the Ultimate one himself served as spokesman! I don't know when this came out, but I'm guessing it was probably around 1989 or 1990. Given that this was his only ad, I'm guessing Slim Jim realized rather quickly that a muscle-bound freak incomprehensibly screaming at children probably wasn't the best way to get their product sold! Luckily, Randy Savage was a bit more level headed and easier to work with, and soon became the new spokesman, thus making life all the more richer! As for the Warrior... He later did an anti-smoking psa and then tried to sucker would-be wrestlers into going to his Warrior University, of which no one ever graduated! He also tried to hawk a comic book series that featured a story where he kidnaps Santa Claus and puts the jolly old elf in bondage... Needless to say, Jim Hellwig's ruined more childhoods than divorce!
Well, that's all for now. With Comic Con a month away, next week will begin the annual look back at Comic Con's past! Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!