Hostess was a major advertiser in comics for many years. They placed ads with nearly every publisher and created story based ads featuring well known comic characters. While these page long adventures are far from masterpieces, the have a unique charm to them. Maybe it's the action, or maybe it's the way that all of life's troubles can be solved by a fruit pie; either way, these ads are a dumb and wonderful part of comic publishing history. There is even a website that has gone to the trouble of compiling all the ads they can so that we can cherish them with our $50 Twinkies.