Hostess cakes were regularly used to fight crime by America’s finest super heroes in the 1970′s.  Their crime fighting potential makes it all the more tragic that the hallmark American company was forced to close their doors this week due to overreaching union demands.  ”Hostess Brands, Inc. said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second-biggest union,” the Associated Press reports. As a result, it appears that these super heroes will lose a tasty crime-fighting tool.

Iron Man throws Twinkies into the mouths of mansion robbers

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The Hulk throws a whole Hostess truck  into bank robbers, then they all eat a snack

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Captain America fights Red Skull by bribing the cosmic cube with a Twinkie

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Spiderman finds out ‘printout man’ has been hording the towns Hostess cakes

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Batman & Robin bribe the un-dead with Twinkies

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‘Imagine this town without Twinkies!?’ The Hulk won’t let that happen

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Captain America puts bad guys in a good mood with Twinkies

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A ‘Twinkieless Gotham’ is Batman’s worst nightmare

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And Superman literally convinces aliens not to destroy the world by showing them Hostess cupcakes

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