Sore Sir's apprentices (Hostess Comics)

Sore Sir’s Apprentices

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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

Whenever one’s of Sore Sir’s apprentices (any of the five) is knocked out or killed, he vanishes – only to pop back, hale and hearty, within seconds !

Holy mauve submarine, Batman ! How can we possibly stop them ?!



They apparently serve some nefarious modern-day sorcerer known as the Sore Sir. They tried to stop Captain America (Steve Rogers) from getting to their master.

And they would have succeeded too, if not for those meddling Hostess™ cakes !


See illustrations.


They get a big delight in every bite of Hostess™ cup cakes.


“We are ‘the Sore Sir’s Apprentices.‘ He tells us to get Captain America… get Captain America !”

“Sheer wizardry this great great Devil’s food cake ! I forsake my old master ‘Sore Sir’.”

“We want that chocolaty icing, too ! And creamed filling ! [Our] civilizing begins with masterful Hostess cup cakes !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Sore Sir’s apprentices (x5)

Dex: 03 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Hostess cakes
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Apprentices, I guess
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 008 HP: 000

Invulnerability: 16, Regeneration: 15

Occultist (occult knowledge): 02

Don’t think so.

Sore Sir (Low).

Creepy Appearance, and of course CIA to Hostess cakes (mmmm !).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Those damn Hostess adds in the 1970s.