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Chris Vs. Twinkies: Comics Alliance’s Exhaustively Thorough Review Of Hostess’s X-Men Snack Cakes

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One of the things about being America's most beloved comic book critic is that strange things tend to show up on my doorstep. Sometimes, it's a Power Rangers Fan Club kit from 1994, and sometimes, it's a copy of the comic book adaptation of Space Jam, and it happens often enough that I didn't think I could be surprised when it came time to pop open a box anymore. And then I opened one up to find two boxes of X-Men themed Twinkies resting on a bed of glimmering golden Easter basket grass.

Yes, those diabolical bakers at Hostess are marking the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past with two new flavors for everyone's favorite golden sponge cake, complete with the somewhat unfortunate name of EXtreme Creme, in Strawberry and Blue Raspberry. And I have eaten them.

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Hostess To Close, Leave World Unprotected From Hungry Supervillains

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Sad news for fans of diabetes: Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Zingers, Ding Dongs and a line of Fruit Pies has shut down its operations due to cash flow problems and an unwillingness to compromise with striking workers. And while I'm no financial expert, I think we all know the reason for Hostess's decline: They stopped advertising in comic books.

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‘Transformers’ Hostess Cupcakes And Sno Balls Roll Out

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The company that shocked and amazed comic fans the world over with Green Lantern "Glo Balls" and Flash "Flashcakes" this time last year is back for another round of stunning snacks. Behold Transformers fans, "Chocwave Shockwave" cupcakes and "Snoballimus" Optimus Prime Sno Balls.

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Rating the Justice League of Snack Cakes: Flash Cakes and Glo-Balls

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Back when I used to work at a comic book store, my friend Scott and I would have these long, drawn-out conversations over lunch where we'd assign roles to everyday objects based on which super-hero in the Justice League they were most like

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Green Lantern Reenters the Snack Cake Arena with Hostess Glo Balls

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Hal Jordan is no stranger to snack cakes. Why, back in '79 the Green Lantern was saved by Twinkie-armed children from none other than Triclops, the three-eyed keeper of the cave (a villain Geoff Johns should consider

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