Farewell To Hostess And Your Sweet Sweet Superhero Ads

As you might have heard, Hostess — makers of such delicacies as “Fruit Pies” (real fruit filling!), “Hostess Cup Cakes,” and, of course, “Twinkies” — is going out of business. But it isn’t the creamy sugary goodness that we’ll miss. It’s the superhero ads. Ads like this one:

…and this one:

…and this one:

…and this one:

Sure, they sort of blurred the line between ads and the actual content of the comics…but that was part of the fun! Think about it — a whole pantheon of colorful super-villains were created just for Hostess ads! Super-villains such as The Human Computer, June Jitsu, the Ding-a-Ling Family, and Triclops Three-Eyed Keeper Of The Cave. Now — just a memory.

…a sweet, sweet memory!

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