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Oliver Queen has Hostess Fruit Pie arrows? Yes he does.

September 8, 2014


Whether it’s Wonder Woman droning on about her “pussy” or Superman foisting sugary confections on children who’ve just been rescued from a near-death experience, the old-timey Hostess ads have often sold the souls of DC’s pantheon for a bag of high-fructose gold. And above it’s Green Arrow’s turn. Hostess Fruit Pie arrows — there you have it.Some questions are begged: Are the arrows already piercing the Hostess Fruit Pies as they lie at rest in Mr. Queen’s nigh-inexhaustible quiver? Does he keep the pies in his pocket and then place them on the arrows, like he’s doing shish kebabs at the JLA picnic? Hard to rest without knowing.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Shawn permalink
    September 8, 2014 2:42 pm

    I remember Marvel doing the same thing. Apparently Hostess products are in such short supply in both universes that they can be used to dissuade criminals and soothe terrified children. Amazing.

    • September 8, 2014 4:40 pm

      I’ve posted a number of the Marvel equivalents as well, but the ads always seemed a tad more unseemly for DC characters, who are both more venerable and more godlike. Most of the time, anyway.

  2. Shawn permalink
    September 8, 2014 2:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Making It Up As I Go Along – Trying To Think It Through and commented:
    Back in the day, Hostess products were miraculous.

  3. April 21, 2016 6:00 am

    Just finished the arrow season 1, really fantastic , would continue the season 2 tonight, O(∩_∩)O~~

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