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Roller Disco Devils (Hostess Comics)

Roller Disco Devils


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

During the 1970s, confectioner and cakes maker Hostess advertised in major comic books. The advertisements were full-page comics starring Marvel and DC Comics characters (and Hostess products).

These comics were nonsensical and a parody of the most absurd aspects of Silver Age  comics. They’re still fondly remembered for their goofiness.


Powers and Abilities

The power of disco, they have.


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History

They appeared in “The Incredible Hulk vs. The Roller Disco Devils”, which was in Avengers #198, among other places.

The Roller Disco Devils have been terrifying the town, skating up and down the street and listening to loud disco music.

Three young boys look down on the scene from an apartment window, and one remarks, “Our moms won’t even let us out of the house.”. Another says, “We can’t even buy some Hostess™ Fruit Pies !”.

Someone else is very upset by the Devils -the Incredible Hulk ! “Hulk not like loud noise.” Using his massive strength to pick up part of the street, Hulk says, “You like to roll ? Okay, roll !”. Then he rolls the concrete surface over the top of the Disco Devils, trapping them all.

“Now streets safe… and quiet.” says the Hulk. The three boys are overjoyed, as now they can go get Hostess Fruit Pies. They share them with the Hulk, who wonders, “Why can’t all humans be nice like Hostess Fruit Pies ?”.


Description

They’re a gang of about seven guys with loud, flashy clothes straight out of Can’t Stop the Music . They all wear roller-skates, and boogie-woogie-oogie all the day long.


Personality

The Roller Disco Devils are just kind of obnoxious. They skate up and down the steets listening to loud music, without a care or concern for anyone else. Those damn Disco Devils !


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Typical Roller Disco Devil

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 02 Occupation: Disco Terrorist
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 02
Init: 009 HP: 010

Skills:
Charisma (Intimidation): 03

Advantages:
Familiarity (Roller-skating, disco music).

Drawbacks:
CIA (disco), Strange Appearance.

Equipment:

  • SKATES [BODY 01, Running: 05].
  • Boom-box [BODY 01, Sonic Beam: 01, R#04]

By Daryl Kuxhouse.

Source of Character: Hostess ads that appeared in Marvel comic books.

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