Grandma's Comics

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My grandmother died in July, and I suppose I'm only now starting to come out of the grief of it. Note: "starting to," meaning I'm still grieving- it hasn't stopped yet. That's probably partly due to the fact my mom, aunt and I (but mostly my mom and aunt, due to my work schedule) have been sorting through multiple storage units of my grandmother's stuff, ever since. In among all that stuff, I knew there were some comics I had given grandma. I had been waiting for them to turn up, and they finally did so today. My mom handed them to me just a couple of hours ago, not long after I got home from work (yes, I'm old enough that my mother lives with me). I almost choked up a little.

Grandma liked Mandrake the Magician as a child, and has always liked Superman, thus the selections you see above. She also liked Flash Gordon, and I had several collected volumes of that for her, but her eyesight had gotten too bad to read the small print of them, before I was able to move back to my home state to give them to her (I couldn't bring myself to trust them to shipping).

Honestly, I had forgotten that I had given her the first issue of the Superman & Batman: Generations mini-series. Upon seeing it again though, I remember explaining the premise of an Elseworlds to her, and telling her that if she liked it, I could get the other issues for her, or a collected edition. I know she read them all, because I had put them in mylar sleeves for her, and they were put back on backwards and/or upside down lol...

God, I miss her...

So...I'm crying quite unexpectedly now, and I've run out of things to say, though I thought I had more. I just wanted to get this out there, I suppose...

In the long pauses indicated by those elipses, I just came to a realization: grandma is the only person in the family that ever really showed any kind of interest in my interest in comics. The rest just tolerated it and shook their heads at my collector fervor. Grandma would actually read some of them, and tell me about the ones she liked as a kid. I think she also liked The Phantom (I know that I did).

I think that might be why I took to old movie serials like I did- watching them made me feel a little closer to her, because I imagined how she might have watched them, when she was younger. I don't know if she did or not, really, but it's a nice thought. I know she watched the black-and-white Superman TV show, with George Reeves.

Liking comics was something that surprised me about grandma, because she was so no-nonsense about everything else. I mean, she absolutely despised The Three Stooges! (It's okay though- my dad loves them, so I did too as a kid, although their charm has worn off a little for me now.)

So now I get to read these trades (and the single issue of Generations [although I have the TPB somewhere, myself]) and while reading, I'll wonder how grandma liked them, and wonder how she reacted to them, and how many times she read them, or if it was only once each.

And oh. my. God. I am going to miss her.

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Comic Ads Index (categorized)

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All the Comic Ads I've posted, categorized (ads may be listed in more than one category):

AAU ShuperstarG.I. JoeSnoopy
A Dungeons & Dragons AdventureGritSpider-Man
Bill's LifeHostess Ad ParodiesSports Stars
Breakfast CerealsKennerSSP/ TTP
CIEMagic Snake PuzzlesVolto From Mars
Correspondence SchoolsMiscellaneous-

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AAU Shuperstar:
A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure:
#DateTitleAdvertiser
00709/25/13A Dungeons & Dragons AdventureTSR
Bill's Life: (The ads that chronicle the life of Bill [in life order]) ;)
#DateTitleAdvertiser
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03412/13/13Bill's Vacation Gift From Dad!Daisy Mfg. Co.
05201/24/14Margie gets FRee GIFTS for the whole familyConsumer Gazette
01910/04/13The day Bill told off his bossCIE
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Breakfast Cereals: (see also: Volto From Mars)
#DateTitleAdvertiser
02911/13/13A Laugh A Minute With The Cuckoo Bird!Cocoa Puffs
01009/26/13The Amazing Spider-Man in the "Where's the Cap'n?" MysteryCap'n Crunch
03011/13/13How's Trix?Trix
03111/13/13Rocky and Bullwinkle - CheeriosCheerios
CIE (Cleveland Institute of Electronics):
#DateTitleAdvertiser
01910/04/13The day Bill told off his bossCIE
00409/23/13ElectromanCIE
02611/13/13"Get It All Together"CIE
Correspondence Schools: (see also: CIE)
#DateTitleAdvertiser
01710/04/13How Joe solved his "security problem"!Locksmithing Institute
02711/13/13How I Got The Tip Of My LifeUniversal Schools
01610/04/13Out Cold!International Correspondence Schools (ICS)
G.I. Joe:
Grit:
Hostess Ad Parodies:
#DateTitleAdvertiser
03211/27/13Blasto Pies/ Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death505 Games
Kenner: (see also: SSP/ TTP)
Magic Snake Puzzle:
#DateTitleAdvertiser
--Batman in "S.O.S.: Save Our Snakes!"Magic Snake Puzzle
05508/15/14The Incredible Hulk and The Magic SnakeMagic Snake Puzzle
--Josie's Snake HuntMagic Snake Puzzle
01310/03/13Spider-Man and the Mystery of the Museum Snakes!Magic Snake Puzzle
01210/03/13Superman in "The Case of the Snake Shapes"Magic Snake Puzzle
Miscellaneous:
#DateTitleAdvertiser
00809/25/13The Adventures of Sgt. Shark!Shark Power
05301/28/14Archie Gets All The BrakesBendix
02010/04/13Behind the Candy CounterBubble Yum
01510/04/13Lee Rider in "A Starring Role"Lee Jeans
01410/04/13Little PeteSilly Putty
02110/04/13Scottie in A Cracker Jack StoryCracker Jacks
02511/08/13Trucking Adventure With Tyco's US1 Electric TruckingTyco
00609/25/13The Weird World of AuroraAurora
Snoopy:
#DateTitleAdvertiser
04301/11/14Aha! Caught You Kids With Snoopy Again!Kenner
00509/25/13Snoopy Strikes Again!Monogram
04201/11/14The Whole Family Loves SnoopyKenner
Spider-Man:
Sports Stars:
#DateTitleAdvertiser
02811/13/13The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. SimpsonDingo
03501/09/14Pete Rose Batting PracticeTurco
00109/23/13Spalding Presents Street BallSpalding
SSP/ TTP:
#DateTitleAdvertiser
03312/11/13Bank Robbery In Progress!Kenner
04401/11/14Classy CrashersKenner
04501/12/14Smash-Up DerbyKenner
03701/10/14Tee-Tee Power Measures Up To The ChallengeKenner
04801/13/14Traction Action BulldozerKenner
Volto From Mars:
#DateTitleAdvertiser
--Volto From Mars (The Bear)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (The Boa Constrictor)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (The Bull)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Forest Fire)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Introducing Volto From Mars)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Jungle Rescue)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Kidnappers)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Meteor)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Mexican Bandits)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Peach Crop)Grape Nuts Flakes
02310/26/13Volto From Mars (Reform Mayor)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Rocket Plane)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Rocket Spies)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (The Roller Coaster)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (The Runaway Truck)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Shark)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Spy Ring)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Torpedo)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (Train Schedule)Grape Nuts Flakes
--Volto From Mars (The Wallet Thief)Grape Nuts Flakes

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-A-

-B-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
03901/10/14Baby AliveKenner
03312/11/13Bank Robbery In Progress!Kenner
--Batman in "S.O.S.: Save Our Snakes!"Magic Snake Puzzle
02010/04/13Behind the Candy CounterBubble Yum
03412/13/13Bill's Vacation Gift From Dad!Daisy Mfg. Co.
03211/27/13Blasto Pies/ Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death505 Games
01810/04/13Boys! Earn $1 To $6 A Week Sell Grit in Your Spare Time (Earn big prizes too)Grit
01109/26/13Bulletman, The Human Bullet Blasts Into the GI Joe Super Adventure TeamHasbro

-C-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
04401/11/14Classy CrashersKenner

-D-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
01910/04/13The day Bill told off his bossCIE
02811/13/13The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. SimpsonDingo
00909/25/13Duke The Super Action DogKenner

-E-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
00409/23/13ElectromanCleveland Institute of Electronics (CIE)

-F--G-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
02611/13/13"Get It All Together"CIE

-H-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
02210/07/13Here Are Some Easy Steps For Proper Dental Care!Aim
05101/23/14Here It Is, Kids! Newest Kenner Fun CatalogKenner
01710/04/13How Joe solved his "security problem"!Locksmithing Institute
02711/13/13How I Got The Tip Of My LifeUniversal Schools
03011/13/13How's Trix?Trix

-I-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
05508/15/14The Incredible Hulk and The Magic SnakeMagic Snake Puzzle
04601/12/14I've Got Fred And Barney Up Here With Me!Kenner

-J-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
--Josie's Snake HuntMagic Snake Puzzle

-K-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
04101/10/14Kiddie FondueKenner

-L-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
01510/04/13Lee Rider in "A Starring Role"Lee Jeans
01410/04/13Little PeteSilly Putty

-M-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
05201/24/14Margie gets FRee GIFTS for the whole familyConsumer Gazette
03801/10/14Meet Dusty: America's Most Beautiful Doll!Kenner
04901/20/14My Hair Is A Mess!Kenner

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#DateTitleAdvertiser
04001/10/14Nancy NonsenseKenner

-O-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
01610/04/13Out Cold!International Correspondence Schools (ICS)

-P-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
03501/09/14Pete Rose Batting PracticeTurco
04701/13/14The Pharoh's Secret SpirographKenner

-Q--R-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
03111/13/13Rocky and Bullwinkle - CheeriosCheerios

-S-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
02110/04/13Scottie in A Cracker Jack StoryCracker Jacks
04501/12/14Smash-Up DerbyKenner
00509/25/13Snoopy Strikes Again!Monogram
00109/23/13Spalding Presents Street BallSpalding
02411/08/13Spider-Man and Captain America Ricochet To Freedom!Ricochet Racers
01310/03/13Spider-Man and the Mystery of the Museum Snakes!Magic Snake Puzzle
05001/23/14Steve Scout And His Friend Bob ScoutKenner
01210/03/13Superman in "The Case of the Snake Shapes"Magic Snake Puzzle

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-U--V-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
02310/26/13Volto From Mars (Reform Mayor)Grape Nuts Flakes

-W-

#DateTitleAdvertiser
00609/25/13The Weird World of AuroraAurora
04201/11/14The Whole Family Loves SnoopyKenner

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#DateTitleAdvertiser
--(Spacer)-
05508/15/14The Incredible Hulk and The Magic SnakeMagic Snake Puzzle
05401/28/14The Winner. Built by Converse. Just for Sears.Sears
05301/28/14Archie Gets All The BrakesBendix
05201/24/14Margie gets FRee GIFTS for the whole familyConsumer Gazette
05101/23/14Here It Is, Kids! Newest Kenner Fun CatalogKenner
05001/23/14Steve Scout And His Friend Bob ScoutKenner
04901/20/14My Hair Is A Mess!Kenner
04801/13/14Traction Action BulldozerKenner
04701/13/14The Pharoh's Secret SpirographKenner
04601/12/14I've Got Fred And Barney Up Here With Me!Kenner
04501/12/14Smash-Up DerbyKenner
04401/11/14Classy CrashersKenner
04301/11/14Aha! Caught You Kids With Snoopy Again!Kenner
04201/11/14The Whole Family Loves SnoopyKenner
04101/10/14Kiddie FondueKenner
04001/10/14Nancy NonsenseKenner
03901/10/14Baby AliveKenner
03801/10/14Meet Dusty: America's Most Beautiful Doll!Kenner
03701/10/14Tee-Tee Power Measures Up To The ChallengeKenner
03601/09/14The Adventures of GritboyGrit
03501/09/14Pete Rose Batting PracticeTurco
03412/13/13Bill's Vacation Gift From Dad!Daisy Mfg. Co.
03312/11/13Bank Robbery In Progress!Kenner
03211/27/13Blasto Pies/ Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death505 Games
03111/13/13Rocky and Bullwinkle - CheeriosCheerios
03011/13/13How's Trix?Trix
02911/13/13A Laugh A Minute With The Cuckoo Bird!Cocoa Puffs
02811/13/13The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. SimpsonDingo
02711/13/13How I Got The Tip Of My LifeUniversal Schools
02611/13/13"Get It All Together"CIE
02511/08/13Trucking Adventure With Tyco's US1 Electric TruckingTyco
02411/07/13Spider-Man and Captain America Ricochet To Freedom!Ricochet Racers
02310/26/13Volto From Mars (Reform Mayor)Grape Nuts Flakes
02210/07/13Here Are Some Easy Steps For Proper Dental Care!Aim
02110/04/13Scottie in A Cracker Jack StoryCracker Jacks
02010/04/13Behind the Candy CounterBubble Yum
01910/04/13The day Bill told off his bossCIE
01810/04/13Boys! Earn $1 To $6 A Week Sell Grit in Your Spare Time (Earn big prizes too)Grit
01710/04/13How Joe solved his "security problem"!Locksmithing Institute
01610/04/13Out Cold!International Correspondence Schools (ICS)
01510/04/13Lee Rider in "A Starring Role"Lee Jeans
01410/04/13Little PeteSilly Putty
01310/03/13Spider-Man and the Mystery of the Museum Snakes!Magic Snake Puzzle
01210/03/13Superman in "The Case of the Snake Shapes"Magic Snake Puzzle
01109/26/13Bulletman, The Human Bullet Blasts Into the GI Joe Super Adventure TeamHasbro
01009/26/13The Amazing Spider-Man in the "Where's the Cap'n?" MysteryCap'n Crunch
00909/25/13Duke The Super Action DogKenner
00809/25/13The Adventures of Sgt. Shark!Shark Power
00709/25/13A Dungeons & Dragons AdventureTSR
00609/25/13The Weird World of AuroraAurora
00509/25/13Snoopy Strikes Again!Monogram
00409/23/13ElectromanCIE
00309/23/13AAU Shuperstar Takes on The Dirty Sneaker in "Saturn Nite Fever"AAU Shoes
00209/23/13AAU Shuperstar Flattens His Arch Enemy...The Menacing Missile-ToeAAU Shoes
00109/23/13Spalding Presents Street BallSpalding

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Comic Ads Template

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Comic Ads are more than just the mountain of Hostess Ads we know and love. Over the years, many a company has used one page comic ads to shill their products in the pages of comic books! So I thought I'd do a list series that showcases those ads, and shows you what issues I've found them in. To me, these are as much a part of comics history as any superhero, and I love 'em for the nostalgia they bring. I hope they do the same for you. Enjoy.

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Hostess Ads Index (cover date order)

Welcome to cbishop's Hostess Ads Index

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Hostess Ads Index:(numerical order)(categorized [alphabetically])(cover date order)

All the Hostess Ads I've posted, in order by cover date:

1975
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/16/13039Batman and The Mummy(5/75), (6/75)
01/26/14104The Road Runner A Real Blast!(6/75)
11/17/13099Spider-Man in The Trap (1)(6/75)
09/16/13040Superman "The Spy"(7/75), (8/75)
09/16/13041Shazam! The Word's Mightiest Mortal Fights the...Minerva Menace!(9/75), (10/75), (12/75)
09/09/13057Beep Beep The Road Runner "Helter Skelter"(11/75), (4/76)
09/12/13004Batman and the Captive Commissioner(12/75), (1-2/76), (2/76)
09/26/13076The Incredible Hulk and the Twins of Evil!(12/75)

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1976
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/12/13004Batman and the Captive Commissioner (see: 1975)-
09/16/13038Spider-Man and the Kidnap Caper(2/76)
09/16/13042Shazam! "The Cup Cake Caper"(3/76), (4/76)
09/19/13057Beep Beep The Road Runner "Helter Skelter" (see: 1975)-
10/02/13077Spider-Man and the Cupcake Caper(4/76)
09/26/13070Josie and the Cup Cakes(5/76)
09/16/13043Batman and Twinkieless Gotham City(6/76)
11/17/13091Spider-Man and the "Twinkie Takers"(6/76)
11/17/13092The Incredible Hulk and "Friends!"(7/76)
09/16/13037Captain America and The Red Skull(7/76), (8/76)
09/12/13007Wendy and the Ugly Monster(7/76)
09/16/13044Superman Saves the Earth(8/76)
09/19/13058The Incredible Hulk vs. "The Green Frog"(9/76), (10/76)
09/12/13010Aquaman "Twinkies and Kelp"(11/76)
01/26/14106Green Lantern and the Fruit Pie Scene(11/76)
09/19/13059Spider-Man! in The Spider-Man and The Fly!(11/76)

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1977
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/12/13011Batman "The Muse"(1/77)
09/12/13017The Incredible Hulk and the Green Thumb(1/77), (2/77)
12/11/13101Richie Rich in "Soft Gold"(1/77)
09/12/13015Spider-Man! The Champ(3/77), (4/77)
09/12/13008Wonder Woman and Cup Cakes "The Maltese Cup Cake"(3/77), (7/77)
09/19/13063Batman "The Whole World's Upside Down"(5/77)
09/12/13016Captain America and the Sore Sir's Apprentices(5/77)
09/19/13054Captain Marvel in Killer Bee and Son!(5/77)
09/12/13009Batman & Robin Birds of a Feather(6/77), (7/77)
11/07/13088The Incredible Hulk in Forget-Me-Net(6/77)
09/19/13055Iron Man in A Dull Pain!(7/77)
09/13/13023Spider-Man and Madam Web!(8/77)
01/26/14107The Incredible Hulk in Up a Tree!(10/77)
09/26/13072Spider-Man in "Legal Eagle"(11/77)
09/19/13052Wonder Woman in "Cooky La Moo On Broadway"(11/77), (12/77), (1/78)

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1978
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/19/13062The Penguin in "The Cuckoo Cuckoos"(1/78)
09/16/13036Thor in "The Ding-A-Ling Family"(1/78), (2/78)
09/19/13052Wonder Woman in "Cooky La Moo On Broadway" (see: 1977)(1/78)
09/22/13065The Joker in "Clowning Around"(2/78)
09/19/13061Batman and Sable Lady(3/78)
09/16/13035Daredevil in "McBrain's Brain Drain."(3/78), (12/78)
09/13/13026Spider-Man "Spoils a Snatch"(4/78)
09/16/13045Superman in The Big Fall(4/78), (5/78)
11/17/13090Captain America vs. The Aliens(5/78)
01/26/14108The Hulk in "Leave Me Alone"(5/78), (6/78)
09/13/13024"Thor Meets a Glutton For Gold"(5/78), (6/78)
09/16/13046Aquaman and the "Imperiled Sub"(6/78), (7/78)
09/13/13019Captain America and the Time Warp!(7/78), (8/78)
09/12/13014Spider-Man Meets The Home Wrecker(7/78), (8/78)
09/23/13068Batman and the Corsair of Crime(10/78), (11/78)
09/26/13073Thor-- in Good Overcomes eviL!(11/78)
09/19/13053Captain Marvel Returns to Earth!(12/78)

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1982
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
10/02/13080Captain Marvel in "Flea Bargaining"(1/82)
09/14/13028"Daredevil's Longest Fight!"(2/82)
09/12/13012The Flash in "Marathon Madman"(2/82)
09/13/13018Batman in "The K-9 Caper!"(3/82)
10/02/13081Captain America in "The Deciding Factor!"(3/82)
09/26/13071Captain America in "Fury Unleashed!"(4/82)

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All the Hostess Ads I've posted, categorized alphabetically by main character:

Aquaman Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Aquaman and Pirates' Gold-
09/16/13046Aquaman and the "Imperiled Sub"(6/78), (7/78)
--Aquaman and the Space Capsule-
--Aquaman and Twinkies Cakes "That Dirty Beach"-
--Aquaman in "The Ice Age"-
--Aquaman "Mera Meets The Manta Men"-
09/12/13010Aquaman "Twinkies and Kelp"(11/76)

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Archie Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Archie in "Archie's New Girl"-
--Archie in Crossword Puzzlement-
--Archie in Double Trouble-
--Archie in Good Deal-
--Archie The Holdup-

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Batgirl Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
11/17/13098Batgirl in A Matter of Good Taste(9/80), (10/80)
11/06/13083Batgirl in "Fruit Pies For Magpies"(9/81)

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Batman Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
01/26/14112Batman and Professor Plutonium(3/80)
09/12/13009Batman & Robin Birds of a Feather(6/77), (7/77)
09/19/13061Batman and Sable Lady(3/78)
09/12/13004Batman and the Captive Commissioner(12/75), (1-2/76), (2/76)
09/23/13068Batman and the Corsair of Crime(10/78), (11/78)
09/16/13039Batman and The Mummy(5/75), (6/75)
09/16/13043Batman and Twinkieless Gotham City(6/76)
--Batman in Catman on the Prowl-
11/17/13095Batman in Hearts of Darkness(5/81)
09/16/13048Batman in "Lights... Camera... Crime!"(10/81)
09/13/13018Batman in "The K-9 Caper!"(3/82)
09/22/13064Batman "Someone is Kidnapping the Great Chefs of Gotham City"(7/79)
09/12/13011Batman "The Muse"(1/77)
09/19/13063Batman "The Whole World's Upside Down"(5/77)
--Batman vs. "The Intergalactic Gold Eaters"-
11/17/13096Batman vs. The League of Assassins(11/80)

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Bugs Bunny Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig The Great Carrot Famine-
--Bugs Bunny Elmer's Love Life!-
--Bugs Bunny Scatter Shot-

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Captain America Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Captain America! "A Friendly Gesture"-
09/16/13037Captain America and The Red Skull(7/76), (8/76)
09/12/13016Captain America and the Sore Sir's Apprentices(5/77)
09/13/13019Captain America and the Time Warp!(7/78), (8/78)
--Captain America "Cut on the Dotted Line"-
--Captain America in An Invading Army-
09/26/13071Captain America in "Fury Unleashed!"(4/82)
10/02/13081Captain America in "The Deciding Factor!"(3/82)
--Captain America in The Deserted City!-
--Captain America in When It Rains It Pours!-
11/17/13090Captain America vs. The Aliens(5/78)

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Captain Marvel Ads (Marvel)
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Captain Marvel! and the Energy Crisis-
--"Captain Marvel Defends the Earth!"-
10/02/13080Captain Marvel in "Flea Bargaining"(1/82)
--Captain Marvel in "He's All Mouth!"-
09/19/13054Captain Marvel in Killer Bee and Son!(5/77)
--Captain Marvel in The Big Bang!!-
09/26/13074Captain Marvel Meets the Dreadnought!(1/79)
09/19/13053Captain Marvel Returns to Earth!(12/78)
11/17/13100Captain Marvel vs. Professor Sneer.(10/79)

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Casper Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/19/13056Casper and the Boo Keepers(9/79)
--Casper Ends A Spell-
--Casper in Boo-Merang-
--Casper in Disguise-
--Casper in Happy Boo-Day-
--Casper in "Haunted House For Sale"-
--Casper in Moo Boo!!-
--Casper in Outer Space-
--Casper in The Boohemians-
--Casper in The Ghosts' Bazaar-
--Casper in 3 Ghosts In A Tub-
--Casper in Watching the Clouds Go By-
--Casper Meets A Real Oddball-
--Casper Meets A Robot-
--Casper Plays Hide and Seek-
--Casper Spook-A-Thon-
--Casper Undoes A Spell-
--Casper (untitled - Ghost Bully)-
--Casper (untitled - Twinkie Troll)-
--Casper Witches With A Heart of Gold-

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Cracky Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Cracky Time On My Hands!-

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Daredevil Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Daredevil's "Dare-Double"!-
--Daredevil in "Because!!"-
09/16/13035Daredevil in "McBrain's Brain Drain."(3/78), (12/78)
--Daredevil in The Peachy Keen Caper-
09/14/13028"Daredevil's Longest Fight!"(2/82)
09/16/13032Daredevil vs. Johnny Punk!(2/81), (3/81)

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Fantastic Four Ads (see also: Human Torch Ads; Mr. Fantastic Ads; Thing Ads)
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/15/13030The Fantastic Four in "Wonders of Nature"(8/81)

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Flash Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/19/13051The Flash A Flash in the Dam(6/80)
09/12/13012The Flash in "Marathon Madman"(2/82)
--The Flash in "The Stony-Eyed Medusa"-
11/07/13087The Flash Meets The Bureauc-Rat(2/81)

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Green Arrow Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/22/13066Green Arrow in "An Arrow in Time"(5/81)

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Green Lantern Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
01/26/14106Green Lantern and the Fruit Pie Scene(11/76)
--Green Lantern "Half the People Here..."-
11/17/13094Green Lantern in "The Bobsled Run"(8/80)
--Green Lantern vs. Mirror Master-
09/13/13020Green Lantern vs. Triclops Three-Eyed Keeper of the Cave(10/79)

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Hawkman Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Hawkman in Concerts and Cupcakes-
11/17/13097Hawkman in "She's No Angel"(10/80)
09/13/13021Hawkman Makes a Safe Landing(2/80)

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Hot Stuff Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Hot Stuff and A Hot Rod-
--Hot Stuff and Hot Rock-
--Hot Stuff in Baked Alaska-
--Hot Stuff in Devilishly Good-
--Hot Stuff in Frozen Forest-
--Hot Stuff in Hot Ideas-
--Hot Stuff in Lame Brain-
--Hot Stuff in Loop the Loops-
--Hot Stuff in Mad, Mad, Mad World-
--Hot Stuff in Playing Cupid-
--Hot Stuff in Seeing Things-
--Hot Stuff in Shut My Mouth!-
--Hot Stuff in "Stealing His Thunder"-

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Hulk Ads

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Human Torch Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/16/13033The Human Torch in "A Hot Time in the Old Town"(4/80)
09/23/13069The Human Torch in "Blown About"(3/81), (4/81)
10/02/13079The Human Torch in "Hot-Tempered Triumph!"(9/81)
--The Human Torch in "Sparks Fly"-
11/07/13089The Human Torch in The Icemaster Cometh(1/80)
--The Human Torch Saves the Valley!-

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Iron Man Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/19/13055Iron Man in A Dull Pain!(7/77)
09/19/13060Iron Man in An Irresistible Force!(2/79)
--Iron Man in Brains Over Brawn!-
--Iron Man in "City Crisis"-
--Iron Man in Rust Be My Destiny!-
09/12/13002Iron Man in "The Charge of the Rhinos!"(6/81)
--Iron Man in the Hungry Battleaxe!-
--Iron Man vs. the Bank Robbers!-

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Joker Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--The Joker as "The Cornered Clown"-
09/22/13065The Joker in "Clowning Around"(2/78)
--The Joker "Laugh, Clown, Laugh!"-

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Josie Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Josie and Fruit Pies in "A Lift For A Chairlift"-
--Josie and Fruit Pies in "Score"-
--Josie and Fruit Pies "Poor Dumb Thing"-
--Josie and Fruit Pies The Unveiling-
09/26/13070Josie and the Cup Cakes(5/76)
--Josie and the "Strong Silent Type"-
--Josie Attacks Karate-
--Josie "Discovers Pie Appeal"-
--Josie "Goes to the Beach"-
--Josie in "Down We Go"-
--Josie in "Going, Going, Gone"-
--Josie in "Josie Eats Her Words"-
--Josie in "Josie Has the Answer"-
--Josie in Leaving Town-
--Josie in "Smart Alex"-
--Josie in "So Spoiled"-
--Josie in "Special Date"-
--Josie in The Bookworm Turns-
--Josie in "Yowsa Yowsa"-

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Mr. Fantastic Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/12/13005Mr. Fantastic in "A Passion For Gold"(2/80), (3/80)
09/12/13006Mr. Fantastic in "The Power of Gold!"(11/80)

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Penguin Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/17/13050The Penguin in "Penguins on Parade"(12/81)
09/19/13062The Penguin in "The Cuckoo Cuckoos"(1/78)

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Plastic Man Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/13/13022Plastic Man in Gold For Dessert(7/81)

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Red Tornado Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/16/13049Red Tornado in "Clean Sweep"(11/81)

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Richie Rich Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Richie Rich Brightens Up A Traffic Jam-
--Richie Rich in A Real Treat-
--Richie Rich in Giant-Sized Freckles-
--Richie Rich in Lost and Found-
12/11/13101Richie Rich in "Soft Gold"(1/77)
--Richie Rich in The Winning Combination-
--Richie Rich in What Money Can't Buy!-
--Richie Rich Tackles A Problem-
--Richie Rich (untitled - Chef Pierre)-

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Road Runner Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/19/13057Beep Beep The Road Runner "Helter Skelter"(11/75), (4/76)
--Beep Beep The Road Runner in Treat to Eat!-
01/26/14104The Road Runner A Real Blast!(6/75)
--The Road Runner Phony Express-

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Sad Sack Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Sad Sack Catches It!-
--Sad Sack in Doggone It-
--Sad Sack in Down and Out-
--Sad Sack in Happy Landings-
--Sad Sack in Lucky Day-
--Sad Sack in Nap Sack On His Back-
--Sad Sack in "Not Fair"-
--Sad Sack in "Oops"-
--Sad Sack in The Big Hit!-
--Sad Sack (untitled - Dream Promotion)-
--Sad Sack (untitled - Safari So Good)-

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Shazam! Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/16/13042Shazam! "The Cup Cake Caper"(3/76), (4/76)
09/16/13041Shazam! The Word's Mightiest Mortal Fights the...Minerva Menace!(9/75), (10/75), (12/75)

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Spider-Man Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/13/13023Spider-Man and Madam Web!(8/77)
10/02/13077Spider-Man and the Cupcake Caper(4/76)
09/22/13067Spider-Man and the Demolition Derby(1/80)
09/16/13038Spider-Man and the Kidnap Caper(2/76)
11/17/13091Spider-Man and the "Twinkie Takers"(6/76)
--Spider-Man in "Break the Bank"-
01/26/14105Spider-Man in "Hotshot on the Block."(6/79)
09/26/13072Spider-Man in "Legal Eagle"(11/77)
09/13/13025Spider-Man in "The Rescue!"(4/81), (5/81)
09/19/13059Spider-Man! in The Spider-Man and The Fly!(11/76)
11/17/13099Spider-Man in The Trap (1)(6/75)
12/12/13102Spider-Man in "The Trap" (2)(6/80)
--Spider-Man! in Will Power!-
09/12/13003Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui!(12/79)
09/12/13014Spider-Man Meets The Home Wrecker(7/78), (8/78)
--Spider-Man "Puts Himself in the Picture!"-
--Spider-Man's Dream Girl!-
09/12/13015Spider-Man! The Champ(3/77), (4/77)
09/13/13026Spider-Man "Spoils a Snatch"(4/78)
--Spider-Man vs. The Chairman!-
09/15/13031Spider-Man vs. The Human Computer!(7/81)

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Spooky Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Spooky in Don't Make Waves-
--Spooky in One Big Boo After Another-
--Spooky in Pay Dirt-
--Spooky in Pearl's Purse-

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Superman Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
11/17/13093Superman in "An Unbeatable Power!"(1/79), (2/79)
11/06/13085Superman in "Gold Mine Rescue"(6/81)
09/16/13045Superman in The Big Fall(4/78), (5/78)
--Superman in The Ionic Storm-
--Superman in "The Rescue"-
01/26/14109Superman Meets The Orbitrons!(7/79)
09/16/13044Superman Saves the Earth(8/76)
--Superman Saves the Weather Satellites!-
09/16/13040Superman "The Spy"(7/75), (8/75)
--Superman vs. The Laughing Gas Bandits-

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Thing Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/16/13034The Thing and the Ultimate Weapon!(7/79)
10/02/13078The Thing in "A Lesson To Be Learned!"(11/81)
10/02/13082The Thing in "Earthly Delights"(5/81)
09/12/13013The Thing in "Sunday Punch!"(7/80)

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Thor Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--"Thor and the False Immortal"-
09/26/13073Thor-- in Good Overcomes eviL!(11/78)
09/16/13036Thor in "The Ding-A-Ling Family"(1/78), (2/78)
--Thor! in The Storm Meets its Master!-
09/13/13024"Thor Meets a Glutton For Gold"(5/78), (6/78)
09/13/13027"Thor Meets The Ricochet Monster!"(5/80), (6/80)

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Tweety and Sylvester Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Tweety and Sylvester A Real Brick!-
--Tweety and Sylvester A Tasty Trap!-
--Tweety and Sylvester Flower Power!-
--Tweety and Sylvester Gwanny's Wacation!-

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Wendy Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
--Wendy and the Cherry-Dactyl-
09/12/13007Wendy and the Ugly Monster(7/76)
--Wendy Brightens Up the Night-
--Wendy in Her Smart Wand-
--Wendy in The Forgotten Recipe!-
--Wendy in The Gold at the End of the Rainbow-
--Wendy in The Spell-

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Wonder Woman Ads
List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
09/12/13008Wonder Woman and Cup Cakes "The Maltese Cup Cake"(3/77), (7/77)
11/06/13084Wonder Woman and "The Baron!"(3/81)
09/19/13052Wonder Woman in "Cooky La Moo On Broadway"(11/77), (12/77), (1/78)
--Wonder Woman in "Dilemma"-
11/06/13086Wonder Woman in "Old Gold"(4/81)
12/12/13103Wonder Woman in "The Borrower"(4/80)
--Wonder Woman in "The Golden Treasure"-
--Wonder Woman Saves the Astronauts-
--Wonder Woman versus The Robot Master-
09/16/13047Wonder Woman vs. "The Cheetah"(3/79)

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Hostess Ads Index (numerical order)

Welcome to cbishop's Hostess Ads Index

How to View Index:HoweverYouWant
Hostess Ads Index:(numerical order)(categorized [alphabetically])(cover date order)

All the Hostess Ads I've posted, in order from last to first:

List Date#Hostess Ad TitleCover Date
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02/15/14115Iron Man in the Hungry Battleaxe!(3/80)
02/15/14114Spider-Man "Puts Himself in the Picture!"(4/79)
02/15/14113Iron Man in Brains Over Brawn!(5/79)
01/26/14112Batman and Professor Plutonium(3/80)
01/26/14111The Incredible Hulk vs. The Roller Disco Devils!(8/80)
01/26/14110The Incredible Hulk in "Hulk Gets Even!"(6/80)
0/1/26/14109Superman Meets The Orbitrons!(7/79)
01/26/14108The Hulk in "Leave Me Alone"(5/78), (6/78)
01/26/14107 The Incredible Hulk in Up a Tree!(10/77)
01/26/14106Green Lantern and the Fruit Pie Scene(11/76)
01/26/14105Spider-Man in "Hotshot on the Block."(6/79)
01/26/14104The Road Runner A Real Blast!(6/75)
12/12/13103Wonder Woman in "The Borrower"(4/80)
12/12/13102Spider-Man in "The Trap" (2)(6/80)
12/11/13101Richie Rich in "Soft Gold"(1/77)
11/17/13100Captain Marvel vs. Professor Sneer.(10/79)
11/17/13099Spider-Man in The Trap (1)(6/75)
11/17/13098Batgirl in A Matter of Good Taste(9/80), (10/80)
11/17/13097Hawkman in "She's No Angel"(10/80)
11/17/13096Batman vs. The League of Assassins(11/80)
11/17/13095Batman in Hearts of Darkness(5/81)
11/17/13094Green Lantern in "The Bobsled Run"(8/80)
11/17/13093Superman in "An Unbeatable Power!"(1/79), (2/79)
11/17/13092The Incredible Hulk and "Friends!"(7/76)
11/17/13091Spider-Man and the "Twinkie Takers"(6/76)
11/17/13090Captain America vs. The Aliens(5/78)
11/07/13089The Human Torch in The Icemaster Cometh(1/80)
11/07/13088The Incredible Hulk in Forget-Me-Net(6/77)
11/07/13087The Flash Meets The Bureauc-Rat(2/81)
11/06/13086Wonder Woman in "Old Gold"(4/81)
11/06/13085Superman in "Gold Mine Rescue"(6/81)
11/06/13084Wonder Woman and "The Baron!"(3/81)
11/06/13083Batgirl in "Fruit Pies For Magpies"(9/81)
10/02/13082The Thing in "Earthly Delights"(5/81)
10/02/13081Captain America in "The Deciding Factor!"(3/82)
10/02/13080Captain Marvel in "Flea Bargaining"(1/82)
10/02/13079The Human Torch in "Hot-Tempered Triumph!"(9/81)
10/02/13078The Thing in "A Lesson To Be Learned!"(11/81)
10/02/13077Spider-Man and the Cupcake Caper(4/76)
09/26/13076The Incredible Hulk and the Twins of Evil!(12/75)
09/26/13075The Incredible Hulk Changes His Mind!(3/79)
09/26/13074Captain Marvel Meets the Dreadnought!(1/79)
09/26/13073Thor-- in Good Overcomes eviL!(11/78)
09/26/13072Spider-Man in "Legal Eagle"(11/77)
09/26/13071Captain America in "Fury Unleashed!"(4/82)
09/26/13070Josie and the Cup Cakes(5/76)
09/23/13069The Human Torch in "Blown About"(3/81), (4/81)
09/23/13068Batman and the Corsair of Crime(10/78), (11/78)
09/22/13067Spider-Man and the Demolition Derby(1/80)
09/22/13066Green Arrow in "An Arrow in Time"(5/81)
09/22/13065The Joker in "Clowning Around"(2/78)
09/22/13064Batman "Someone is Kidnapping the Great Chefs of Gotham City"(7/79)
09/19/13063Batman "The Whole World's Upside Down"(5/77)
09/19/13062The Penguin in "The Cuckoo Cuckoos"(1/78)
09/19/13061Batman and Sable Lady(3/78)
09/19/13060Iron Man in An Irresistible Force!(2/79)
09/19/13059Spider-Man! in The Spider-Man and The Fly!(11/76)
09/19/13058The Incredible Hulk vs. "The Green Frog"(9/76), (10/76)
09/19/13057Beep Beep The Road Runner "Helter Skelter"(11/75), (4/76)
09/19/13056Casper and the Boo Keepers(9/79)
09/19/13055Iron Man in A Dull Pain!(7/77)
09/19/13054Captain Marvel in Killer Bee and Son!(5/77)
09/19/13053Captain Marvel Returns to Earth!(12/78)
09/19/13052Wonder Woman in "Cooky La Moo On Broadway"(11/77), (12/77), (1/78)
09/19/13051The Flash A Flash in the Dam(6/80)
09/17/50050The Penguin in "Penguins on Parade"(12/81)
09/16/13049Red Tornado in "Clean Sweep"(11/81)
09/16/13048Batman in "Lights... Camera... Crime!"(10/81)
09/16/13047Wonder Woman vs. "The Cheetah"(3/79)
09/16/13046Aquaman and the "Imperiled Sub"(6/78), (7/78)
09/16/13045Superman in The Big Fall(4/78), (5/78)
09/16/13044Superman Saves the Earth(8/76)
09/16/13043Batman and Twinkieless Gotham City(6/76)
09/16/13042Shazam! "The Cup Cake Caper"(3/76), (4/76)
09/16/13041Shazam! The Word's Mightiest Mortal Fights the...Minerva Menace!(9/75), (10/75), (12/75)
09/16/13040Superman "The Spy"(7/75), (8/75)
09/16/13039Batman and The Mummy(5/75), (6/75)
09/16/13038Spider-Man and the Kidnap Caper(2/76)
09/16/13037Captain America and The Red Skull(7/76), (8/76)
09/16/13036Thor in "The Ding-A-Ling Family"(1/78), (2/78)
09/16/13035Daredevil in "McBrain's Brain Drain."(3/78), (12/78)
09/16/13034The Thing and the Ultimate Weapon!(7/79)
09/16/13033The Human Torch in "A Hot Time in the Old Town"(4/80)
09/16/13032Daredevil vs. Johnny Punk!(2/81), (3/81)
09/15/13031Spider-Man vs. The Human Computer!(7/81)
09/15/13030The Fantastic Four in "Wonders of Nature"(8/81)
09/15/13029The Hulk vs. The Phoomie Goonies(10/81), (12/81)
09/14/13028"Daredevil's Longest Fight!"(2/82)
09/13/13027"Thor Meets The Ricochet Monster!"(5/80), (6/80)
09/13/13026Spider-Man "Spoils a Snatch"(4/78)
09/13/13025Spider-Man in "The Rescue!"(4/81), (5/81)
09/13/13024"Thor Meets a Glutton For Gold"(5/78), (6/78)
09/13/13023Spider-Man and Madam Web!(8/77)
09/13/13022Plastic Man in Gold For Dessert(7/81)
09/13/13021Hawkman Makes a Safe Landing(2/80)
09/13/13020Green Lantern vs. Triclops Three-Eyed Keeper of the Cave(10/79)
09/13/13019Captain America and the Time Warp!(7/78), (8/78)
09/13/13018Batman in "The K-9 Caper!"(3/82)
09/12/13017The Incredible Hulk and the Green Thumb(1/77), (2/77)
09/12/13016Captain America and the Sore Sir's Apprentices(5/77)
09/12/13015Spider-Man! The Champ(3/77), (4/77)
09/12/13014Spider-Man Meets The Home Wrecker(7/78), (8/78)
09/12/13013The Thing in "Sunday Punch!"(7/80)
09/12/13012The Flash in "Marathon Madman"(2/82)
09/12/13011Batman "The Muse"(1/77)
09/12/13010Aquaman "Twinkies and Kelp"(11/76)
09/12/13009Batman & Robin Birds of a Feather(6/77), (7/77)
09/12/13008Wonder Woman and Cup Cakes "The Maltese Cup Cake"(3/77), (7/77)
09/12/13007Wendy and the Ugly Monster(7/76)
09/12/13006Mr. Fantastic in "The Power of Gold!"(11/80)
09/12/13005Mr. Fantastic in "A Passion For Gold"(2/80), (3/80)
09/12/13004Batman and the Captive Commissioner(12/75), (1-2/76), (2/76)
09/12/13003Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui!(12/79)
09/12/13002Iron Man in "The Charge of the Rhinos!"(6/81)
09/12/13001The Incredible Hulk and the Ultimate Weapon!(10/79)

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Hostess Ads List template

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On a site dedicated to making a wiki history of all things comics, comics ads should not be forgotten. Especially the ads for Hostess Fruit Pies, Twinkies, and other snacks. Starting in 1975, Marvel and DC heroes (and the Harvey, Archie, and Gold Key/Whitman characters as well!) spent seven years throwing Hostess snacks at a bizarre line of villains to stop their crimes. Although many of the villains were completely silly, they were created specifically for these ads, and in many cases, not even the names have been used again, since the ads stopped in mid-1982.

So I thought I'd show an ad here, and make a list of the comics I find it in, as I run across them. This list features: ?? As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <# (Hostess Treats) #> Enjoy.

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