Captain America and The Red Skull (Hostess Ads #37)
|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: Captain America and The Red Skull. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
At America's bicentennial celebration, Captain America is whisked away by the Red Skull, who is in control of a Cosmic Cube! Needing to win over the Cube, Cap offers it a Hostess Twinkie. The Cube is so enamored by the treat that it completely ignores the Skull's commands.
The funniest thing about this ad is the note right below the title: "NOTE: THE COSMIC CUBE CAN DO ANYTHING" ...except resist the golden cream-filled sponge cake of a Hostess Twinkie, that is!
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <36 (Hostess Treats) 38> Enjoy.|