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Batman and Professor Plutonium

Yeah, another Batman installment.  I need to find some different characters!  Once again the golden moist cake of Twinkies are used to divert attention of a would-be gold swindler.  These people are really stupid confusing a light, creme filled tube with a gold bar.  Have you ever seen a real gold bar?  They’re pretty big, … Continue reading

Spider-Man in “The Spider-Man and the Fly!”

Whoever wrote this edition must have been paid by the word;  this is probably the wordiest Twinkie sales pitch I’ve ever seen; comparitively the Russian novel of Hostess Comic ads.  Most of it was wasted too because Spider-Man din’t tempt the Fly with Twinkies until almost the end, and this was news to me Spider-man had a … Continue reading

Batman and Sable Lady

The most surprising part of this ad isn’t that Batman can fit four packages of Hostess Cupcakes in his utility belt without squishing them, or that Robin has more wordplay than a Marx brothers movie, it’s that this woman who has such great taste and deep lovvvvvve of furs isn’t worried about getting chocolaty frosting … Continue reading

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

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