Big Dome (Hostess Comics)

Big Dome

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


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

He’s smart. He held Superman motionless with his kryptonite ray, which is part of a console at which Big Dome sits.



He appeared in Superman in “An Unbeatable Power” which appeared in The Brave and the Bold #146.

Superman is being held motionless by Big Dome’s kryptonite ray. Two kids happen by and notice what’s happening.

They toss some Twinkies at Big Dome, who can’t help but eat them. Superman is thereby released, and he quickly ties up Big Dome. “Twinkies Cakes have a power all their own,” comments Big Dome on his way to jail.


He is bald on top, with black hair on the back of his head which also forms a beard without a moustache. His skin is purple and spotty. His head is quite large.

He wears a black shirt with pink and white stripes. He also wears black shorts over purple tights. He has no shoes.


“Now nothing stands in the way of my planetary conquest !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Big Dome

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04
Int: 11 Wil: 05 Min: 05
Inf: 03 Aur: 04 Spi: 03
Init: 018 HP: 030

Gadgetry: 11, Scientist: 08


Creepy Appearance, CIA (Hostess™ Twinkies).

Kryptonite Beam Projector [BODY: 10, Flash: 1, Bonus: The light produced by Flash is kryptonite radiation, Limit: The Projector has a lever on it which must be constantly held in order to use the Flash power; if the lever is released, the Projector will stop projecting.].

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: The DC Universe Hostess Villains.

Helper(s): Andy Nystrom, Dave Oakes, Mark Ayen, JD.