A TVTA Special.
Presenting… the Man of Steel, Superman print adverts spanning the 1970s to present day. Superman toys, games, food promotions, films, comics – all from the collection of TVTA. Enjoy!
Thanks for looking 🙂
Hostess snacks were the perfect ally of superheroes. What evil criminal or supervillain could resist such yumminess? The Penguin, The Robot Master, The Mummy, Sable Lady, Big Dome, The Home Wrecker… all these and more succumbed to the light, tender crust and real, fruit filling of Hostess Twinkies, Fruit Pies and Cup Cakes!
Hostess – famous for its Twinkies brand since 1930 – wasn’t content with striking an ad deal with just one comic universe, it went for two – snatching well-loved characters from both Marvel and DC publications. Batman, Iron Man, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman and many others all took on criminals with the help of Hostess snacks! In addition to costumed heroes, Hostess also employed the talents of Archie, Casper, Richie Rich, Roadrunner and other well-known comic characters.
The highlighted panels above show some of the quirky humour employed by the writers and artists to advertise the Hostess brand. There seemed to be no shortage of superheroes lining up to fight crime alongside those alluring little snack-cakes.
My Hostess comic strip collection numbers 44 different ones so far. Ha! Small portions indeed… there are literally thousands upon gazillions of these ads out there… okay, maybe not, but there are certainly a few hundred or so knocking around in various comic publications. Here are the scans of mine. Go grab a Twinkie and enjoy 🙂
Yumm, yumm… More to come… Keep watching this space!
Post updated Aug 2019 with new ads.