Batman and Twinkieless Gotham City (Hostess Ads #43)

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 Twinkieless Gotham City. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

Commissioner Gordon rang up Batman to let him know that the city's Hostess Twinkie supply had disappeared. In truth, the Penguin had hypnotized the drivers and was stockpiling - until being brought down by Batman and Robin - and the threat of a Twinkieless prison cell.

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <42 (Hostess Treats) 44> Enjoy.

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