Superman in "An Unbeatable Power!" (Hostess Ads #93)
|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: Superman in "An Unbeatable Power!" As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
A purple-skinned alien with a massive cranium, the aptly-named Big Dome attempted to hold Superman at bay with a kryptonite beam. Nearby children tossed Hostess Twinkies through the widow at the villain, allowing them to shut off the ray - and give Superman a chance to corral the invader.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <92 (Hostess Treats) 94> Enjoy.|