Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hostess with the mostest

I'm a giant fan of the old Hostess snack cake comic-book ads.

Although Seanbaby is the master of online discussion of these, Branded in the 80s has a fun article from back in April dissecting some of them.

Excerpt: "Okay, here's the problem with super heroes in a nutshell, if you don't strip the villain of their powers somehow, how do you expect to keep them captive? I can't count the number of times I've seen villains like the Rhino or the Scorpion (Spider-Man comics) in some sort of holding cell, completely suited up but in manacles or something. Dude, strip them down so they can't break out. If you arrest Mr. Freeze, destroy his freeze gun; don't store it in a box next to the manacled Mr. Freeze. I'm not clear as to how tying up Medusa will keep her from proceeding to stare that parade into stone after she's done eating that tasty pastry. Lazy, pure and simple."

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