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    DC and Marvel should do books collecting the various ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyer View Post
    Alfred in the kitchen with the Hostess Recipes Cookbook. I can see that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HXHAlex View Post
    I had no idea these ads existed
    May be a question of how old you are . . . they were big back in the late 1970's into maybe the early 1980's.

    Here are a few sites that show a bunch of them:
    * http://www.coverscans.com/291970/col...ns/hostess_ads
    * http://www.tomheroes.com/Comic%20Ads...ostess_ads.htm
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    What, nobody else is going to play guess the artist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Jim View Post
    What, nobody else is going to play guess the artist?

    I was under the impression Curt Swan did all the ads. I know he donated the art to a lot of them to a charity auction at the Mid-Ohio-Con the one year it was held in Cleveland. This one has been hanging on my wall ever since:

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    He did do a lot of them, but not all.
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    Okay. Well, I know I'm not that well versed in the classics to see who drew what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Jim View Post
    If we're going to do this, let's do it right and try to identify the artists.

    The Mummy - I'm guessing Dick Giordano.

    Batgirl - Curt Swan

    Penguin - Hmm, maybe Swan as well? Or John Calnan?

    Topsy-Turvey Man - no idea
    Quote Originally Posted by DonC View Post
    I was under the impression Curt Swan did all the ads.
    I did some research and it seems I was right about Giordano doing the Mummy, which was the very first Hostess ad. The remainder of the DC ads were all done by Curt Swan (with the exception of a single Green Lantern ad by Neal Adams).

    The only one that fooled me was Topsy-Turvey Man, which I didn't think looked like Swan. He did have various inkers on these, however, so I'm guessing this is one where the inker somewhat obscured the look. Or maybe it's just because the thing is upside down.

    Curiously, the Hostess ads at Marvel and other publishers used a wide variety of artists.
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    So...I win?

    It was 1991 at the latest, but I remember bidding on the Joker, Batgirl and some of the Batman pieces.

    I was talking about them once when someone told me who inked it. Like just right off the top of his head. Alas, that was also around 1992.
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    I had no idea who the artist was. To me some of them looked like Aparo, however his signature backgrounds were missing so i was at a loss.

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    Curt Swan's style is pretty easy to distinguish, once you're familiar with his work.

    For the newer and/or younger fans on this forum, Swan was well known for many, many years as "THE" Superman artist. He also had multiple runs as the main artist on the original World's Finest title, in which he drew Superman and Batman together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Jim View Post
    I did some research and it seems I was right about Giordano doing the Mummy, which was the very first Hostess ad. The remainder of the DC ads were all done by Curt Swan (with the exception of a single Green Lantern ad by Neal Adams).

    The only one that fooled me was Topsy-Turvey Man, which I didn't think looked like Swan. He did have various inkers on these, however, so I'm guessing this is one where the inker somewhat obscured the look. Or maybe it's just because the thing is upside down.

    Curiously, the Hostess ads at Marvel and other publishers used a wide variety of artists.
    Impressive, Captain. I had no idea. I've lately been picking up the occasional copy of Batman Family from the boxes at my local shop, and the ads, including a number of Hostess ones, are quite a trip down memory lane.
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    Every time I see this thread I hear Burt Ward in my head saying; "Holy watermelon Jello filled Twinkie trucks, Batman!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conway View Post
    Every time I see this thread I hear Burt Ward in my head saying; "Holy watermelon Jello filled Twinkie trucks, Batman!"
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