Hostess Comic Book Ads

I’m still on my quest to read through the entire 1980s run of The Amazing Spider-Man. In the early 80s issues, I found several Hostess ads. These are my favorite type of comic ads as they are comics in themselves. I do mourn since Hostess cakes are now no more. But I still have to delight in these ads as well because I realize now that they not only made me drool for Hostess, but they also shaped my view of life (as so much of the early 80s media did). I really thought that I would someday foil a robber by dropping a pack of Twinkies in his hand. I know now that I am more likely to be the robber who is so foiled. But even if that somehow happened, I think I’d be happy.








Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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9 thoughts on “Hostess Comic Book Ads

  1. Sadly, no. Stan Lee later melted him when he realized there was no potential in the character. I don’t think any of the villains in these comics are real villains, which is too bad. I think it would be better if they were.

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Now that Hostess Twinkies and Fruit Pies are gone, the world’s superheroes are gonna have to work overtime to defeat those hungry, hungry villains.

  3. Amen to that, Atari! Doug, I guess they wouldn’t want the likes of Dr. Doom tripped up over the flaky and sweet Fruit Pies, I guess it would wreck his Villain street cred. :)

  4. The Cosmic Joker says:

    Let this be a learning experience to all superheroes. When villains are rampaging through the streets of your town, don’t go through the trouble of taking the rabble- rousers down with your fists. Instead, throw a bunch of tasty fruit pies and soft sponge cakes with frosting at them. The evildoers will for some reason focus on nothing but devouring the mountain of calories tossed their way. The end result is weight gain to the point where running around streets becomes more of a health risk than a way of sowing chaos.

    Mission accomplished.

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