Superman Saves the Earth (Hostess Ads #44)

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: Superman Saves the Earth. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

Believing the Earth to be a backwards waste of interplanetary space, a council of aliens sought to destroy the planet. Taking some of the members on a shopping run for Hostess Cupcakes, Superman convinced the council of Earth's worth.

I dunno...I'm thinking Hostess Cupcakes saved the Earth.

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <43 (Hostess Treats) 45> Enjoy.

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