You get a big delight in every bite…
You may not know this about me but I am a snack-cake connoisseur.
Want some chocolately goodness? Go for Hostess’ Ding Dongs. Need a really bad sugar fix? Little Debbie’s Strawberry Shortcake Rolls will give you the buzz you crave. Feel like Drake’s Devil Dogs? Better have some milk nearby. Taking a walk on the wild side? Bring along some Hostess Orange Cup Cakes.
So it should be no surprise that I really dig those Hostess ads from the ’70s and ’80s that were published not just in DC and Marvel comics, but in Archie, Harvey and Gold Key issues too.
Having one of these outlandish one-pagers pop up in whatever issue you were reading was like getting a bonus back-up feature, even if the whole point was to get a generation hooked on overly sugared, diabetes-driving, chemical-crammed snack cakes.
Since there are so many to choose from — more than 350 were published from 1975 to 1982, according to Mike’s Amazing World of Comics — I figured I’d do my due diligence, curate a selection and bring you 13 GROOVY BRONZE AGE DC COMICS HOSTESS ADS.
Naturally, Batman and Superman starred in a ton of them and I could have done a selection with only those two. But there was such a wide variety of characters used — even villains would headline — that I’ve opted to spread the sweetness around. Oh, and to be sure, we’ll be hitting Marvel soon.
— The 13 Wackiest DC & Marvel SLURPEE Cups. Click here.
–– The 13 GREATEST COMICS ADS of All Time! Click here.
Source: Mike’s Amazing World of Comics. Click here.