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Spider-Man and the Twinkie Takers

Judging by the 1976 copyright date I’m guessing this has to be among the first Hostess ads that ran in comic books; at least the ones with comic characters.  The basic plot has two guys trying to rob a store of all the Twinkies, but things go wrong because Peter Parker happens to be shopping … Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk and “Friends!”

I don’t believe it!!  A featured character in a Hostess ad finally eats one of the products!!  In this case the Hulk has been imprisoned by King Torkon who maintains he his Hulk’s friend, which seems contradictory, I mean who imprisons a friend, right?  In order to prove his friendship the King shares Hostess Cupcakes … Continue reading

Batman and The Mummy

I’m so sick of seeing Batman in the Hostess ads, but he’s in the most ads that I’ve found so what choice do I have?  Just make the most of it. This starts off pretty dramatic (as far as Hostess ads go) and quickly falls into the usual idiocy.  I like the opening line of … Continue reading

Daredevil vs. Johnny Punk!

I think this is one of the more dramatically drawn  Hostess ads, at least when ol’ horn head is in the panels, perhaps as a way to reflect the mood of Daredevil’s title.  Johnny Punk has a plan to control people’s minds through his music, which Daredevil doesn’t like because he’s a good guy.  DD … Continue reading

Hawkman Makes a Safe Landing

I’ve often pointed out that we never see heroes or villains enjoying Hostess products in these ads, but this edition is downright insulting.  A skydiver is having  parachute problems, but Hawkman is there to save him and his Hostess Cupcakes.  Once on the ground the skydiver shares his precious baked good booty with other skydivers, … Continue reading

Spider-Man and the Cupcake Caper

In this edition delicious Hostess Cupcakes are used as a distraction rather than the solution to a crime.  This one is interesting because an actual comic book character, Mary Jane Watson, is holding the product, even if she’s not shown biting and enjoying the delicious devil’s food cake and creamy filling.

Batman “The Muse”

The Muse is a cool cat who goes around playing gigs for famous musicians.  Batman and Robin are in the audience investigating the disappearances of famous musicians like Rich Jaggard, Jim Colorado and Elfish Hipsley.  The Muse plays a special keyboard that sucks in the famous musicians so he’s actually playing them through his keyboard.  … Continue reading

Captain Marvel and the Energy Crisis

Captain Marvel doesn’t strike me as being a top-tier character so I’m (pleasantly) surprised to see him on the Hostess roster.  He’s cool and all, but not exactly Spider-Man, Batman or the Hulk.  In this edition an evil scientist wants to test his energy sapping ray on some kids at the local playground.  It makes … Continue reading

A Flash In the Dam

Are you like me?  Are you sick of Batman stealing all the thunder for DC when it comes to Hostess ads?  Time for someone new; someone like the Flash.  Here he faces off against the Destroyer who is about to destroy the Doover Dam so everyone else in the world will be miserable like him … Continue reading

Human Torch in Hot Time In Old Town

The Human Torch is the second member of the Fantastic Four to pitch delicious baked goods in a Hostess ad (at least on this site.  The Thing, hawking Fruit pies, was the first).  While reading a newspaper ol’ Torchy finds out the city is burning because of some manic with a flame thrower.  I guess … Continue reading

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