Batman and Professor Plutonium (Hostess Ads #112)

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: Batman and Professor Plutonium As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

Hatching a plot to destroy the gold reserves at Fort Knox, Professor Plutonium attempted to outrace Batman on the high seas. Overtaking the Professor's ship in the Batboat, Batman tossed Hostess Twinkies at the villain before lassoing him up to prevent the scheme from succeeding.

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <111 (Hostess Treats) 113> Enjoy.

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Posted by lykopis

No comments about the Powerpuff Girls? Professor Plutonium, the Fusion version of Professor Utonium?

Nada?

**sigh**

I am disappoint.

Posted by cbishop

@lykopis: I'll try to remember to look into it later.