The Road Runner A Real Blast! (Hostess Ads #104)

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 Road Runner A Real Blast! There are no notes on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page.

The Road Runner is rolled up in a tennis net by Wile E. Coyote, and taken away to become dinner. Daffy Duck helps him with a stick of dynamite, while the Road Runner's kids cut him out of the net. Wile E. had planned to have Hostess Cup Cakes for dessert, but loses one to Daffy.

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <103 (Hostess Treats) 105> Enjoy.

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Posted by lykopis

I do believe Roadrunner's exclamation of doom is one of the most unique ways to describe the expectation of one's unplanned death that I have ever read. :P

Posted by cbishop

@lykopis: In the Beep Beep The Road Runner comics, the Road Runner and his three boys all spoke in rhyme, so sometimes they had to stretch it. lol