by Jesse Marinoff Reyes:
Hostess Fruit Pies
DC Comics ad, ca. 1975
Illustration: undocumented, but my guess is either Murphy Anderson or Curt Swan, pencils, and likely Vince Colletta, inks.
…Farewell Hostess Brands 1930-2012. Upon further review, Hostess sponsored these comic ads from 1975-1981 and they not only ran in Marvel and DC comics, but Gold Key, Harvey, and Archie as well (featuring characters from their respective rosters). Strangely, many of the Gold Key ads were repeats from Marvel and Archie (maybe they weren’t as proprietary as their competition?). Only Charlton did not participate in the campaign (why would any publisher turn down a national ad campaign?). …