Blow Dryer (Hostess Comics)

Blow Dryer

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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.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Note: She ain’t actually named in the story, but  found a source for an “official” name : Blow Dryer.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None known.
  • Base Of Operations: Presumably mobile.
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Red


Powers and Abilities

She has a hairdryer powerful enough to almost put out the Torch for several seconds. And she also has a lot of hair on her scalp.


Blow Dryer attacked some kind of outdoors party for rich people. When the Human Torch intervened, she almost put his flame out.

Then the Human torch distracted her by throwing her something from a nearby table — but you’ll never guess what ! Bwahahahaahaha !


See illustrations. Now that’s some ’do.


She sounds vaguely like the pre-Crisis Catwoman.


“Okay, everybody, hand over the furs, the money and the jewels… or get a blast from my supersonic hair dryer. It’ll do a lot more than dry your hair.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Blow Dryer

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 010 HP: 010

Weaponry (Hair dryer): 06



CIA to Hostess™ fruit pies.

Supersonic Hair Dryer [BODY 04, Super-breath: 08].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Hostess fruit pie comic book ads.