Thor in "The Ding-A-Ling Family" (Hostess Ads #36)

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: Thor in "The Ding-A-Ling Family." As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

Led by Grandma Ding-a-Ling, this family of outer space rednecks (Ma, Pa, Auntie, Sister, Brother, and Cousins Bee and Bye) appeared out of nowhere to battle Thor and the Asgardians. Despite Thor and Volstagg fighting mightily, it was Sif's plateful of Hostess Fruit Pies that won over the dumber family members and ended the Ding-a-Ling cosmic threat.

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <35 (Hostess Treats) 37> Enjoy.

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