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26 Times Superheroes Saved The Day With Sponsored Help From Hostess Snacks

May 8, 2020 549 votes 50 voters 1.0k views26 items

List RulesVote up the weirdest intersections of superheroes and super-snacks.

For comic fans who grew up in the '70s and '80s (or maybe just read through their parents' collections), Hostess comic book ads were a regular fixture in practically every issue. One page of every Spider-Man or X-Men comic looked like a crossover with Hulk, Daredevil, or some other hero before turning into another Marvel Hostess fruit pie ad by the end. DC was the same with even the super Trinity of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman foiling evil enterprises with help from Twinkies and other Hostess snacks. We rounded up the weirdest Hostess comic ads we could find to remind the world that these cross-promotional fever dreams are a foundational piece of comic book history.