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Hostess: Spider-Man and the “Twinkie Takers”

Posted by dave, May 31, 2008 at 7:35 pm · No Comments ·

Hostess: Spider-Man and the "Twinkie Takers"Spider-Man and the “Twinkie Takers”
Originally published: May 1976

May 1976:
Conan the Barbarian #62, Howard the Duck #3, Master of Kung-Fu #40, Marvel Two-in-One #15, Marvel Triple Action #29…

June 1976:
Champions #6…

Hostess ad that appeared in May and June 1976, in the titles above and most likely others. Based on publication date, I read this in the wrong order.

Awesome things about this comic:

  1. The supermarket that the “Twinkie Takers” are robbing has a “Twinkies Only” check-out aisle.
  2. Peter Parker knows all about how Twinkies aren’t stored, but are always fresh — but the Twinkie Takers don’t!

Unfortunately, despite these strong points, this was a rather weak effort. The whole thing wasn’t nearly as believable as past efforts (sad but true!), and the dialogue was far too ham-fisted. We’re also back to nameless crooks, after that one appearance by Man-Mountain Marko.

Rating:

XX___

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