Batman and the Captive Commissioner (Hostess Ads #4)
|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: Batman and the Captive Commissioner. As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:
A trio of crime siblings, the Svengali Brothers had thrown Gotham City in riots after capturing Commissioner Gordon. Batman and Robin agreed to ride with two of the brothers and discuss exchanges over Hostess Fruit Pies; the Dynamic Duo swiftly defeated all three Svengalis and rescued Gordon.
|You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <3 (Hostess Treats) 5> Enjoy.|
The list below is in chronological order.