Batman and The Mummy (Hostess Ads #39)
|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 characters!) 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 Mummy. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
Having been around for over 2000 years, the Mummy battled Batman and Robin while trying to entomb a professor and his daughter. Realizing that one cannot kill a mummy (after Robin's special mummy ray gun failed to do any damage) Batman lured the villain away with Hostess Twinkies and rescued the hostages.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <38 (Hostess Treats) 40> Enjoy.|