Batman and the Captive Commissioner (Hostess Ads #4)

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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.

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Concise Listing:

Alphabetical:
  • (Jan-Feb/1976) Adventure Comics #443.
  • (1/76) All-Star Comics #58.
  • (12/75) Batman #270.
  • (12/75) Batman #271.
  • (1/76) The Batman Family #3.
  • (12/75) The Brave and the Bold #123.
  • (1/76) The Brave and the Bold #124.
  • (2/76) Claw the Unconquered #5.
  • (12/75) Detective Comics #454.
  • (1/76) Detective Comics #455.
  • (12/75) 1st Issue Special #9.
  • (1/76) 1st Issue Special #10.
  • (12/75) The Flash #238.
  • (1/76) Ghosts #45.
  • (1/76) The Joker #5.
  • (12/75) Justice League of America #125.
  • (1/76) Justice League of America #126.
  • (12/75) Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #36.
  • (1/76) Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #37.
  • (12/75) Our Army at War #287.
  • (1/76) Our Army at War #288.
  • (12/75) Our Fighting Forces #162.
  • (12/75) The Phantom Stranger #40.
  • (12/75) Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #5.
  • (12/75-1/76) Secrets of Haunted House #5.
  • (1/76) Shazam! #22.
  • (12/75) Stalker #4.
  • (12/75) Super-Team Family #2.
  • (12/75) Swamp Thing #20.
  • (1/76) Tor #5.
  • (1/76) The Unexpected #171.
  • (1/76) Warlord #1.
  • (12/75) The Witching Hour #61.
  • (12/75) Wonder Woman #221.
  • (12/75) World's Finest Comics #234.
  • (12/75) Young Love #119.
You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <3 (Hostess Treats) 5> Enjoy.

The list below is in chronological order.

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