Batman vs. The League of Assassins (Hostess Ads #96)
|On a site dedicated to making a wiki history of all things comics, comics ads should not be forgotten. Especially the ads for Hostess Fruit Pies, Twinkies, and other snacks. Starting in 1975, Marvel and DC heroes (and the Harvey,Archie, and Gold Key/Whitman characters as well!) spent seven years throwing Hostess snacks at a bizarre line of villains to stop their crimes. Although many of the villains were completely silly, they were created specifically for these ads, and in many cases, not even the names have been used again, since the ads stopped in mid-1982.|
So I thought I'd show an ad here, and make a list of the comics I find it in, as I run across them. This list features: Batman vs. The League of Assassins. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
Cornered by three members of the League of Assassins, Batman was forced to evade their deadly attacks. Distracting his opponents with Hostess Twinkies, the Dark Knight subdued his foes and left them for the police.
The League of Assassins first appeared as the Society of Assassins in Strange Adventures #215, from November, 1968, so they predate this ad by a good twelve years. The story featured Sensei, The Hook, and the story of Deadman's death.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <95 (Hostess Treats) 97> Enjoy.|