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Batman & Robin: Birds of a Feather

Even Hostess ads are politically correct as the installment’s villain corrects Robin that her name is Pigeon Person, not Pigeon Woman.  I’m just glad she’s only a character in one page ads selling creme filled cake.  Lot of witty repartee in this one too. I have yet to see one of the heroes actually eating … Continue reading

Aquaman and the Imperiled Sub!

Generally speaking ocean water and baked goods don’t mix very well.  Not only is your cake soggy, but the delicious creme filling is salty (and fishy). In this installment Twinkies aren’t used to fight crime or solve a problem, but as a means of celebration after Aquaman and Aqualad save a sub from a rogue … Continue reading

Spider-Man Spoils a Snatch

Nothing can top that title.  Poor Mary Jane Watson.  That’s all I have to say on this subject.

The Thing in “Sunday Punch”

Ben Grimm, the ever lovin’ blue eyed Thing gets his turn to hawk baked goods this time around.  A giant animated building has ruined The Thing’s snack run by causing havoc amongst the city dwellers.  Some clobberin’ time could take care of things, but gawkers are getting in the way so he distracts them tender … Continue reading

Wonder Woman Saves the Astronauts

Time to bring a woman’s touch to Hostess Ads.  Here we get to read how Wonder Woman guides a couple of lost astronauts back to Earth with Fruit Pies; they see the pies floating in the vacuum of space and know only Earth has fruit pies which clues them in that they’re on the right … Continue reading

Captain America and the Sore Sir’s Apprentice

What a witty play on words for the title! This isn’t one of the better Hostess ads, I have to admit, but the purpose here is to collect as many as possible, so here it is.  The only comment I can think of is who needs music to calm the savage beast when you have … Continue reading

Superman: The Spy

Maybe I just have a dirty mind, but I don’t think this one would pass the censors today.  A snooping reporter looking in Clark Kent’s closet and finding fruit pies?  On the heels of Green Lantern’s “outing,” this seems like a bad double entendre.  Anyway, once again, tender,flaky crust and delicious fruit filling save the … Continue reading

Thor Meets a Glutton for Gold

Finally an ad for Twinkies! Gudrun loves gold, but Thor convinces him the golden cake of a Twinkie is better than gold.  Now I think Thor contradicts himself here by declaring Twinkies are more valuable than gold, but then offers Gudrun all of the Twinkies in Asgard.  Odin is going to be pissed off when … Continue reading

Shazam: The Cup Cake Caper

None of these ads aren’t exactly the height of literary expression, I know, but “The Cup Cake Caper” has to be among the more obtuse entries to the series.  The criminal never explains why he’s stealing all of the world’s cup cakes, and his response to being found out by Shazam (he’ll always be Captain … Continue reading

The Hulk Changes His Mind

So the Hulk is sick of humans bothering him when a kid falls out of a tree onto the Hulk.  Normally this would be a frightful scene, but the kid knows how to distract people; tossing them Hostess Cupcakes.  The goons are so smitten by the fudgy goodness they forget about the Hulk.  The Hulk … Continue reading

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