The Thing in "A Lesson To Be Learned!" (Hostess Ads #78)

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 Thing in "A Lesson To Be Learned!" As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

While dispensing advice to kids in his neighborhood, the Thing encountered a thief making off with an elderly woman's wallet. Tossing Hostess Cupcakes in front of the criminal, the Thing corralled the kleptomaniac and dumped the man's pockets.

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <77 (Hostess Treats) 79> Enjoy.

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