The Penguin in "Penguins on Parade" (Hostess Ads #50)
|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: The Penguin in "Penguins on Parade." As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
Seeking to distract the crowd with his marching army of emperor penguin automatons, the Penguin flew up to collect the Emperor's Sword. Spying Hostess Fruit Pies in a nearby window, the GCPD were able to grab hold of the villain's legs and bring him down to earth.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <49 (Hostess Treats) 51> Enjoy.|