Spider-Man Meets The Home Wrecker (Hostess Ads #14)
|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 Meets The Home Wrecker. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
Tearing up the city with his wrecking ball crane, the Home Wrecker attempted to squash Spider-Man. Tossing Hostess Fruit Pies into the cab, Home Wrecker dropped the controls to two-fist the goodies - and let Spider-Man take him down.
If The Home Wrecker seems familiar, you're probably thinking of Marvel's Wrecker (and his Wrecking Crew). Wrecker predates this ad by about ten-and-a-half years though, having first appeared in Thor #148.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite|
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