Green Lantern and the Fruit Pie Scene (Hostess Ads #106)
|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: Green Lantern and the Fruit Pie Scene. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
A mad scientist with a shrinking fetish, Dr. Live (who kept asking others to spell his name backwards) attempted to add Green Lantern to his miniature collection. Returning himself and the captives to full size, GL returned the hostages to their Hostess Fruit Pies - while Dr. Live thought about changing his name to Dr. Resol (again with the backwards spelling).
There has been no Dr. Live since this ad, nor is there a Dr. Resol. DC has had a Dr. Evil who was enemy to their then-licensed character, Captain Action. While they haven't had a Dr. Loser, they have had a Loser, although he wasn't one of their Losers.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <105 (Hostess Treats) 107> Enjoy.|