Between 1975 and Early 1982, Hostess and many of the major comic publishers teamed up to create one of the most Iconic advertising campaigns in comic book History. Hostess Cupcakes, Fruit Pies and Twinkies appeared in over 340 different 1 page advertisements (there was also one, 2 page ad) with the likes of Spider-Man, Superman, Josie, Casper, Bugs Bunny and some one hit wonders like Red Tornado, Plastic Man and Green Arrow.
The publishers that were included in this campaign included Archie, DC, Gold Key, Harvey, Marvel and Whitman; featuring over 50 characters.
There were a few well known villains like Wendigo, Red Skull and Penguin, but many unique villains were only seen once during their Hostess Rain of Terror. Who could forget 'The Chairman', 'The Bureauc-Rat', 'Photoman' or 'The Roller Disco Devils', just to name a few?
We have spent many, many hours searching through hundreds of thousands of comics to now be able to offer the largest selection of Original, Vintage, Hostess Comic Ads anywhere on or off the internet.
So sit back and immerse yourself into the Golden 'Twinkie' Era of Hostess Comic book ads. See them for the 1st time or relive your childhood memories.
Best enjoyed with a Tall Glass of Cold Milk! (According to 6 of these ads)
Since there are so many Hostess Comic Print Ads, I have created a Search Tip Page that maybe helpful in finding an specific ad or subject matter.