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Josie and the Cup Cakes (Hostess Ads #70)

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Not to be confused with Wonder Woman and Cup Cakes "The Maltese Cup Cake".

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: Josie and the Cup Cakes. There are no notes on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page.

Brenda auditions for Josie and the Cup Cakes, but Josie doesn't like her looks. So she distracts Brenda with Hostess Cup Cakes, and tells Alan and Alex that they are the only three in the group. Brenda doesn't mind, because she's got Hostess Cup Cakes.

It's interesting to note here that "cup cakes" could easily be referring to boobs, and likely was, as the Archie guys are no stranger to sexual innuendo. Although with that innuendo in place, it's equally interesting to note that the familiar "Josie and the Pussycats" has been replaced with "Josie and the Cup Cakes," on the drum set. My guess is that's to deflect suspicion from the innuendo.


Concise Listing:


  • (5/76) The Adventures of Little Archie #106.
  • (4/76) Archie #252.
  • (4/76) Everything's Archie #46.
  • (4/76) Laugh Comics #301.
  • (5/76) Mad House #102.
  • (5/76) Reggie and Me #87.
  • (5/76) Sabrina the Teenage Witch #31.
You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <69 (Hostess Treats) 71> Enjoy.

The list below is in chronological order.

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