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Intergalactic gold eaters

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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

They can eat gold. Wow.



They appeared in Batman vs. “The Intergalactic Gold Eaters”, published in Action Comics #493.

They are in Fort Knox, and prepare to eat the gold, despite a guard telling them not to. Batman hears about it, and shows up with some Twinkies, which they can eat instead.

“Another step towards intergalactic understanding,” comments Batman.


There are two of them. They look perfectly human except for their green skin, scales, and lizard-like heads.

Their outfits consist of a dark green shirt, briefs, gun holster, and boots.


They are sorry to have to eat all the gold in Fort Knox, but they require gold in order to live.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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The Intergalactic Gold Eaters

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 05
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 03
Init: 016 HP: 030

Acid: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
Acid has no range, and represents their saliva. That is, they can eat matter, in this case, gold.

Strange Appearance, SIA(Gold), CIA (Hostess™ Twinkies), Must eat gold to survive (fortunately, Twinkies are golden. :).

They seem to have some sort of rayguns. Or, their holsters might be empty.

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: The DC Universe Hostess Villains.

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