The Joker in "Clowning Around" (Hostess Ads #65)
|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 Joker in "Clowning Around." As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
Turned down from a circus act, the Joker attempted to take his revenge on the ringmaster with poisoned blow darts. Alerted by the real clown that Joker had refused the pre-act Hostess Fruit Pies, the darts were swapped out and the police called in to arrest the mad clown.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <64 (Hostess Treats) 66> Enjoy.|