Batman & Robin Birds of a Feather (Hostess Ads #9)

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 & Robin Birds of a Feather. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

Commanding an army of pigeons, the winged Pigeon Person sought to rob America of its national monuments. After escaping with the Statue of Liberty, Batman deduced her next move and set a trap of Hostess Cupcakes to distract the birds; Pigeon Person was netted and hauled off to prison.

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <8 (Hostess Treats) 10> Enjoy.

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Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Pigeon person.

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Pigeon person.

Pigeon person.

Pigeon. Person.

Pigeon PERSON.

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Honestly...Come on.

Pigeon person?

Pigeon person...

Pigeon woman isn`t fine? She demands to be called Pigeon PERSON.

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Robin didn`t even call her Pigeon girl! Isn`t THAT what she shoulda been more offended by!? I mean, it`s stupid too, but since that was made in the 70`s, I can understand that the peer pressure created by those who didn`t want to be called girls was so overpowering.

But, obviously, this Pigeon...(Rubs forehead as a sign of being overpowered by the bizarness of the topic) Pigeon person is a feminist. Which at least makes it realistic.

I don`t have a big problem with them. Aside from them being irritating very often...

But honestly, not calling someone a woman, but a person, instead, wehn there`s no need for that...Ludicrous.

Then again, maybe it would be wiser if everybody would be persons. Not men or women. concept-wise, that is.

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But I just don`t believe in it. Also, I probably wouldn`t like to call everyone persons all the time.

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Hm. Do I take a hilarious-because-it`s-so-dumb comic, that partially makes fun of feminists (unless, of course, the writer believed in that stuff), too seriously. This one part of it, that is.

A bit. Just a bit. Everything should be taken seriously. But, everyone should also laugh at everything. But, just like I don`t agree that everyone should be called persons, everybody doesn`t agree with me about that.

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This is such an absurd and hilarious comic strip!!! The thoughts I got from it are absurd and hilarious!

BHAHAHAHAHAHAHA-

BWAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA-HAAH, HAH, HAH, HAH, HAH, HAH, HAAH!!!

Birds that are able to lift objects that are probably 90,000 % heavier than they are! Unhealthy (because of all the toxins pumped in to them) cakes stopping crime time after time, with pretty much EVERYONE being fine with it! Batman saying the word Pigeon person with a straight face! An awesome villain called Pigeon person! A full lenght adventure in the space of one page, with great art! That`s better than what you get from a comic that can be taken seriously! Even a good comic! All those comics...Walking dead, Batman wriiten by Scott Snyder...comics that I actually like that fit that mold...THEY ALL PALE IN COMPARISON! These are masterpieces! Comics in their most purest, greatest form possible!

Those who made these had too much fun...

Wow, this comment is practically a blog post.

Posted by cbishop

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: Yep...that was pretty much my train of thought as I read this. ;)

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@cbishop:

Great minds think alike...= P

Posted by cbishop

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: The funny thing is: today, she'd just be called Pigeon or The Pigeon, no gender about it.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@cbishop:

Probably. It`s comforting to know that people actually do evolve as a whole.

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@kfhrfdu_89_76k: Yeah, but there's a certain charm to simple namings like Pigeon Girl- probably just the nostalgia (to me) of simpler times.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@cbishop:

Same for me.

Yeah, I`m usually of two minds.

Posted by cbishop

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: I shall call you TWO-MINDS! hm...not quite the same as Two-Face, but...maybe you can flip a coin with telekinesis? How do you feel about exposing your brain for a fierce look?

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@cbishop:

Shluk!!!

Did it with an axe. That`s how dedicated I am.

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Is that you, Death...?

Posted by cbishop

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: What a trooper...wait...Two-Minds? Quit laying down on the job!

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@kfhrfdu_89_76k: <pokes Two-Minds with toe of boot> Two-Minds? <kicks him hard> Finish your sentences! Aggghhhh!

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Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@cbishop:

You bas-Gurgle! Grulgl! Glrll...

X_X

Posted by cbishop

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: <sigh> I told him to die, not to talk. SOMEONE GET ME A RESURRECTIONIST, SO I CAN FIRE HIM AGAIN!