THE FOE

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Referee

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Aldo Moomjay, Spider-Man

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably New York

First Appearance: In a Hostess ad appearing in March/April 1977 editions of Marvel comic books
(example: Ms. Marvel#3 & Marvel Two-in One#26)

Powers/Abilities: The Foe was a professional referee by trade and knew the rules, regulations, and procedures for professional boxing matches, that is, except for the minor rule that a count cannot begin while a fighter is being punched (Whoops!).

History: The Foe tossed a knife into a wall of Aldo Moomjay’s (then current boxing champion) dressing room. Skewered onto the blade of the knife was a threatening note that stated that he would get the champ before the count of two. Unknown to the Foe, Peter Parker, Spider-Man’s alter ego, was present, and he decided to observe the fight in his superheroic identity. Spidey noted that something was wrong when the ref began the count while the champ was rolling with a blow, so he did what any sane person wearing a full-face mask and skin-tight skivvies would do—he webbed up the champ in the middle of the fight (with green webs, no less!) and threw a tasty Hostess Cup Cake in the ref’s mouth to stop the count.

 

Comments: Created by ??

Bad ref or the Foe? What happened to him afterwards? Who cares? It was just a silly advertisement!!!
Yeah, I never particularly cared for this one--Snood.

For those who don't know, Spider-Man's webbing is typically gray in color, not green. The hue of the webbing in this ad was more than likely a coloring error, but why not be creative and come up with an explanation instead? Maybe it was Saint Patrick's Day and Spidey made webs to match the occasion.

Of all the Hostess villains, only Icemaster has shown up in an Earth-616 title. He could have crossed over to Earth-616 from "Earth-Hostess, " but I say leave them on Earth-616 until proven otherwise. Nonetheless, until they do show up in regular continuity, they remain outside regular canon. Surely someone will write a story teaming them all together--Snood.

This is not true anymore as some Hostess ad villains were mentioned in the Fantastic Four Encyclopedia as natives of Earth-616. And lets not forget about Printout Man in the New Avengers Most Wanted Files.

Profile by Kyle Smith

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Foe should not be confused with:

Aldo Moomjay has no known connection to:


images:
"The Champ", pan5 (main image)

pan1 (Foe's knife)
pan4 (eat it)


Last updated: 01/01/03

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