Comic Book Ads, Cup Cakes, Hostess Ad

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 the kids so tired they can’t even eat a cupcake.  Oh no!  A nearby Captain Marvel is disgusted at the thought of kids not being able to eat sugar filled sacks of cholesterol, er, delicious chocolately Hostess Cupcakes so he lays out the evil madman and all is right with the world.  Kids can once again gorge themselves and begin the rapid ascent of America into obesity.

Yeah, I’m feeling a little cynical today.

From the title I was half expecting kids to complain about not having energy, which would be regained once Captain Marvel threw cupcakes at them.  This was a little better.

Yet again, the hero does not eat the product.  If anyone has ever seen a Hostess ad where the super-hero eats a fruit pie, cupcake or Twinkie I’d love to see it.


About briandettmann

Brian Dettmann started collecting comics in the summer of 1984 when he and a friend stopped by the Waldenbooks and Paper Tiger bookstores in the Fox River Mall in Oshkosh, WI. Despite moving to comic/civilization deprived eastern Vermont a couple months later, the two issues purchased that day led to a lifetime of reading and collecting comics (not to mention spending untold amounts of money). Now in his early-40s Brian lives in north Texas with his (unbelievably patient) wife, three (non-comic reading) children and varying amounts of dogs. He still reads comics, but doesn’t consider himself much of a collector anymore. Brian has been writing and drawing comics almost as long as he’s been reading them. His current strip, “Kids ‘n Dogs,” premiered February 2008 in The Chronicle, a great weekly newspaper published in Glens Falls, NY, where it can be read (nearly) every Thursday.


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