Shazam! "The Cup Cake Caper" (Hostess Ads #42)

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Not to be confused with Spider-Man and the Cupcake Caper.

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: Shazam! "The Cup Cake Caper." As noted on the Hostess Superhero Advertisements page:

Announcing the news that Hostess Cupcakes were vanishing across town, Billy Batson changed into Captain Marvel to discover the wherabouts of the snacks. Discovering a ring of crooks attempting to make off with the treats, Captain Marvel shut down their escapade.

At last! An ad that answers the question, "How many times can they fit the word 'caper' on one comic page?"

You Get A Big Delight In Every Bite <41 (Hostess Treats) 43> Enjoy.

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