Captain Marvel vs. Professor Sneer. (Hostess Ads #100)
|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: Captain Marvel vs. Professor Sneer. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
Attempting to snuff out the sun and turn the planet into a cold mass, Sneer's starship "Sun Killer" attracted the attention of Captain Marvel. With an offering of Hostess Twinkies, Marvel was able to convince the Professor to end his mad scheme.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <99 (Hostess Treats) 101> Enjoy.|