Wonder Woman and "The Baron!" (Hostess Ads #84)

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: *Wonder Woman and "The Baron!" As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

Dressed in a brown outfit reminiscent of Count Chocula, the Chocolate Baron attempted to gather all chocolate enterprises under his control. Battling through his forces and distracting him with Hostess Cupcakes, Wonder Woman subdued the Baron and flew him off to face justice.

*Special Note: I have made a point of making the title of each list exactly the same as the title of the ad, because I discovered early on that it helps bring this towards the top of search engine search results. On this one, I added one quotation mark, which is mysteriously missing from the ad. It's not a Photoshop mishap- it's like that in the actual comic too. -cb

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <83 (Hostess Treats) 85> Enjoy.

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Posted by Oscuro

These are hilarious

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Posted by cbishop

@oscuro: Yeah, they're great. So many more to find though. :}