Spider-Man in The Trap (Hostess Ads #99)

It's easy to do, but this is not to be confused with *Spider-Man in "The Trap".

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: Spider-Man in The Trap. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

Captured under a "super-steel" net, Spider-Man is caged in a windowless cell pit by a criminal gang. Tempting one of the lunkheads with Hostess Fruit Pies, Spidey escapes the prison and proceeds to round up the group.

*There were two different Spidey ads with the same title. One was this ad- Spider-Man in The Trap- and the other was Spider-Man in "The Trap" -the only difference in the two titles being the quotes. The later one, with the quotes, was a remake of this ad. The only other similar ad titles I know of are The Incredible Hulk and the Ultimate Weapon!, and The Thing and the Ultimate Weapon!. Although Wonder Woman has a recurring villain in two of her ads- The Borrower in Wonder Woman in "The Borrower" and Wonder Woman in "Old Gold".

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <98 (Hostess Treats) 100> Enjoy.

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