Spider-Man in "The Rescue!" (Hostess Ads #25)

Not to be confused with Superman in "The Rescue" (not yet available).

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: Spider-Man in "The Rescue!" As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

Trying to abduct a young boy in a cowboy hat, a gang of criminals were foiled by Spider-Man. After webbing them inside their getaway vehicle, Spider-Man offered the boy a web-slinging ride home - with Hostess Twinkies.

This ad came waaaaaayyyy after Kingpin's July 1967 debut in Amazing Spider-Man #50, but look at that kidnapper. They dress practically the same, and his facial features are altered to include hair around the sides of his head, but it looks like the Kingpin is snatching a kid! If you think this is weird though, wait until you see Legal Eagle!

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <24 (Hostess Treats) 26> Enjoy.

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4 Comments
Edited by cbishop
Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

I hope the writer wasn`t homophopic, based on the very first sentence. As for Peter...for him it was just a joke, that wasn`t meant to be inpolite.

Edited by cbishop

Nah, there was nothing homophobic about it. He was just saying dancing with two guys (instead of a girl [or two girls]) was not his idea of how to spend an evening...telling the guys they were in trouble.