Browsing the ubercool UFO Series Home Page I noticed this Dinky toys ad from the back of Countdown comic. I had both the UFO interceptor and the Sea King Helicopter as a kid. The Sea King had the niftiest Apollo floating capsule. These were very strong die-cast toys and I imagine there are lots of them still around. I've one in my attic somewhere! You?
I loved 1970's cartoony illustrations in comics like Countdown. Looking at it it does remind me of the black and white spaceX illustrations that were gracing comics circa 1970. What do you think? Was there a King of advert illustrations like this?