"Thor Meets The Ricochet Monster!" (Hostess Ads #27)
|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 Meets The Ricochet Monster!" As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
A monster capable of reflecting any attack back at its opponent, the monstrous Ricochet became embroiled in a battle with Thor. Hurling Hostess Fruit Pies at his foe, the Asgardian sated its appetite and sent Ricochet back to its home planet.
My only quibble with this ad is: shouldn't the Fruit Pies have bounced back at Thor too?
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <26 (Hostess Treats) 28> Enjoy.|