Crime Director (Hostess Comics) and Batman

Crime Director

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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 pretends to be directing a movie, while his thugs rob a bank. That way, cops will think that it’s just a movie. Of course, you can’t fool Batman.



He appeared in “Batman in ’Lights…Camera…Crime !‘,” published in Action Comics #524.

He was pretending to direct a movie involving a bulldozer plowing through the city bank. Batman swooped in, and tied up the bulldozer operator. While he and the “cameraman” watch helplessly, Batman strolls up to a nearby refrigerator and steals some Hostess™ Cupcakes.

The Crime Director yells “Cut ! Cut !” which is a signal for his pirate henchmen to try to cut Batman with their cutlasses. Batman tosses cupcakes at them, and they are foiled. Then Batman escorts the Crime Director away, saying, “Now you can show your films in prison…to a Captive Audience !”


He compensates for his baldness by wearing a hot pink hat. He also wears a pink shirt, pink pants, pink boots, a white jacket, and dark sunglasses.


He’s one of them criminal masterminds, fer shure.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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The Crime Director

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 05
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 03
Init: 015 HP: 030

Artist (actor): 08

Followers (thugs dressed as pirates, etc.).

None. Note that, unlike his henchmen, he does *NOT* have a CIA to Hostess Cupcakes. They probably had to put this guy in Arkham.

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: The DC Universe Hostess Villains.

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