Hostess , the maker of guilty pleasures such as Wonder Bread, Twinkies and Ding-Dongs have anounced they are filing for bankruptcy because of the strike by their employees protesting to accept a new contract that would reduce their wages and benefits. This will result in over 18,500 workers losing their jobs and closing of 33 bakeries and 565 distrubtion centers.
The only reason why I used to buy these sugar–filled baked goods is because of the wacky ads in my funny books. If it weren’t for Spider-Man giving Hostess fruit pies to the criminals he captures I wouldn’t have hated the dentist as much. So in honor of this sad news here is a montage of all the obscure Hostess ads that ran back in the day, enjoy.
I remember a year ago buying all the different DC Hostess cakes, Green Lantern’s was my favorite:
Henry Barajas is the co-creator, writer and letterer for El Loco and Captain Unikorn. He has also written and lettered short stories for two successful Kickstarter SpazDog Press projects: Unite and Take Over: Stories inspired by The Smiths and Break The Walls: Comic Stories inspired by The Pixies. He is the Newsroom Research Assistant for The Arizona Daily Star and was nominated for the Shel Dorf Blogger of the Year award for his work at The Beat. You can follow him on Twitter @HenryBarajas and Google+.