Red Tornado in "Clean Sweep" (Hostess Ads #49)
|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 characters!) 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: Red Tornado in "Clean Sweep." As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
The android Red Tornado used Hostess treats to foil a foe in his one and only advertisement. Pitting Reddy against a vacuum cleaner villain was bound to end with the bad guy's defeat.
...Called in to help stop a vacuum-powered thief, Red Tornado sets a trap using Hostess Cupcakes. As the villain attempts to suction them up, Red Tornado uses his powers to destroy the machine and end the threat.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <48 (Hostess Treats) 50> Enjoy.|