The Incredible Hulk and the Ultimate Weapon! (Hostess Ads #1)

Not to be confused with The Thing and the Ultimate Weapon!.

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. First up is: The Incredible Hulk and the Ulitmate Weapon! As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

Contracted to build an ultimate weapon, this pair of scientists were unable to halt the out-of-control machine. Tearing the tank-like creation to pieces, Hulk watched from the sides as the designers and bystanders celebrated with Hostess Fruit Pies.

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <n/a (Hostess Treats) 2> Enjoy.

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18 Comments
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@cbishop

I like these alot. I stumble on them sometimes. What`s better, I`ve got Micronauts annual 1, and that`s got a Hostess ad. You better write that down.

Posted by wildvine

*Slow clap* You are doing the work of angels sir.

Posted by cbishop

@wildvine: Thank you, ma'am. It's fun. :)

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: I love these old Hostess ads. I have dreamed of a TPB of them for years. So much fun packed into these one page comics. ...I'll keep Micronauts Annual 1 in mind! :D

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@cbishop:

Oh yeah... I did read that Would you buy it-blog post of these you made.

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Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@cbishop:

I have a vibrant memeroy of that post. You just don`t remember.

Edited by cbishop

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: It's coming, but I didn't have the scans to make one before. (I hadn't checked to see if the Seanbaby scans could be copied. I'm very happy that they haven't locked them down. I am on the lookout for issues that have the ads on the inside covers though - the colors are much sharper than on the old newsprint, and would make great scans!)

I know I've talked about the Hostess ads before (and my desire to see them collected) but there isn't an actual WUBI featuring them.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@cbishop:

But I`m SURE you made that one already...Sure...

Posted by cbishop
Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

@cbishop:

When I find it, yes.

I hope this wont be a wild goose chase.

Posted by cbishop
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@cbishop:

Alas...I was wrong.

Snif...Bhuhuhuhuhuuuuuh...sob...

I CAN`T have had creted my own memory! You have deleted that blog post just to have cruel fun on my expense! How dare you!!!?

Posted by cbishop

@kfhrfdu_89_76k: And delete all that work! Noooo! Seriously: I have talked about the Hostess ads in the comments of one or more blogs, and referenced Seanbaby.com as well. I'm sure that's where you've seen what you're remembering.

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