Plastic Man in Gold For Dessert (Hostess Ads #22)

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: Plastic Man in Gold For Dessert. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

With Plastic Man hired on as security for a ball by Woozy, the elastic hero was using himself to help deliver the trays of golden desserts. A thief attempted to run off with the Plas-cart, only to discover Hostess Twinkies - and a trip to jail.

This ad is one of the ones that really stands out to me. Plastic Man had only just finished a run in the Adventure Comics anthology title, in December of 1980, and his cartoon, The Plastic Man Comedy/ Adventure Show, had ended January of 1980. This ad seems to fall squarely between the two, and has a really nice feel to it- not too dopey, and not too serious either.

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <21 (Hostess Treats) 23> Enjoy.

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Edited by cbishop