The Human Torch in "Blown About" (Hostess Ads #69)
|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: The Human Torch in "Blown About." As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
With both a giant updo and a giant hair dryer, this jewel thief was easily able to generate enough wind power to keep the Human Torch at bay. By tossing her Hostess Cupcakes, the Torch made his foe drop her weapon - making for an easy capture.
I remember wondering as a kid why they did this ridiculous version of Medusa. Now I'm just wondering how they did this character and gave her a giant hairdryer, but didn't give her a name.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <68 (Hostess Treats) 70> Enjoy.|