Josie and the Cup Cakes (Hostess Ads #70)

Not to be confused with Wonder Woman and Cup Cakes "The Maltese Cup Cake".

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: Josie and the Cup Cakes. There are no notes on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page.

Brenda auditions for Josie and the Cup Cakes, but Josie doesn't like her looks. So she distracts Brenda with Hostess Cup Cakes, and tells Alan and Alex that they are the only three in the group. Brenda doesn't mind, because she's got Hostess Cup Cakes.

It's interesting to note here that "cup cakes" could easily be referring to boobs, and likely was, as the Archie guys are no stranger to sexual innuendo. Although with that innuendo in place, it's equally interesting to note that the familiar "Josie and the Pussycats" has been replaced with "Josie and the Cup Cakes," on the drum set. My guess is that's to deflect suspicion from the innuendo.

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <69 (Hostess Treats) 71> Enjoy.

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Hey, one of her breasts is momentarily higher in the second panel! That`s anatomically and movementally correct!

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@kfhrfdu_89_76k: Not if she was shaking 'em, it isn't. Happy to say I've seen it happen. ;}

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@cbishop:

Tut tut. You should be more careful with reading stuff, boy.

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@kfhrfdu_89_76k: Sorry, I was thinking about those cupcakes!...which okay, that's a clear indication that I am spending too much time on this website.

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@cbishop:

Naughty boy! To the corner of shame for 15 minutes!

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@kfhrfdu_89_76k: My computer desk is set up in a corner. It's more convenient that way.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

GO TO ANOTHER CORNER! OBEY MOTHER GOODNESS!

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@kfhrfdu_89_76k: You are begging for me to make this worse, but I'm going to quit now. lol

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Good boy. Mother`s pleased.

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@cbishop:

You rince that mind in a gutter?

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