Batman and the Corsair of Crime (Hostess Ads #68)
|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 the Corsair of Crime. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
Holding Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara hostage as ransom for an ocean liner, the pirate-themed Corsair of Crime was even able to use his crew to take down Batman. Robin helped saved the day by dropping Hostess Fruit Pies onto the Corsair's ship, allowing the Dynamic Duo to end the Corsair's siege.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <67 (Hostess Treats) 69> Enjoy.|