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.