Thor-- in Good Overcomes eviL! (Hostess Ads #73)
|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: Thor-- in Good Overcomes eviL! As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
Outfitted in a golden armor, a human-like figure battled Thor at the mental commands of a hidden foe. Sensing the disruption, Hela informed Thor and presented the armored being Hostess Fruit Pies - thus snapping the hold of evil and ending the fight.
I always confuse this ad and Iron Man in the Hungry Battleaxe!. Whenever I remember the character of Battleaxe, I think of the golden armored villain from this ad, rather than the actual silver armored villain of the Iron Man ad. Either way, they're both fun ads.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <72 (Hostess Treats) 74> Enjoy.|