I’m watching my Twitter and Facebook feeds blow up with fondness for the whole line of Hostess snack cakes, on this, the day of their shutdown. Then I remembered that maybe, just maybe, it’s because long time comic book readers have a little bit stronger link to the not-quite-as-tasty-as-we-remember snacks, and that has to do with the fact that the very specific and wonderfully drawn Hostess ads littered our comics in the 70s and 80s.
Luckily, there are people on the internet with dubious intentions and lots of free time. I give you Seanbaby.com’s Hostess ad archive, featuring all the known Marvel and DC Hostess ads in one hand place.
Here’s Thor in The Ding-A-Ling Family from 1977. Looks like John Buscema to me.