Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Unknown, possibly mutant, mutate, or technology user (possibly extra-dimensional (see comments))
Occupation: Costumed, superhuman stalker
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: None but she really wanted Spider-Man
Enemies: Spider-Man (if he wouldn't be with her)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Love-Crazed Fiend" (used by Spider-Man)
Base of Operations: New
First Appearance: Hostess advertisement in such July and August, 1977 comics as Godzilla: King of the Monsters#1, What If...? I#4
Powers: Can spin (and destroy) webs, which apparently are so strong that the Thing, Thor, Iron Man, and other power houses can't break it.
History: Madam Web's orgins are unknown. She fell in love with Spider-Man, but he passed. So, she used webs to block the harbor. Apparently, she did this at night, because everyone blamed Spider-Man. Spider-Man went there to clear his name, and Madam Web was right there (guess no one noticed her when they were blaming Spidey).
To get her to unweb the harbor, he offered her a whole batch of delicious Hostess Twinkies cakes. Naturally, she agreed, though the cops took them away from her at the end.
Comments: Created by ??
I have a theory regarding the
Hostess characters. They take place on an alternate Earth where
Hostess is actually a front for the government who produce these
cakes to insure control of superhumans and mutants.
--Except that at least 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.
Super-people stalking super-people—it
doesn’t get any better than this!
Not only did Spidey spurn her, he didn’t even follow through with his promise for Twinkies; serious motivation for REVENGE!
Cary theorizes: As we still don't know Cassandra Webb's maiden name, could this one be her sister? In other words, the mother of former Doc-Oc accomplice, Spider-woman III? *If so, then Octavius might even be Spider-woman III's bio-father!*
Profile by Caesar Godzillatron
Madam Web should be distinguished from
"Spider-Man and Madam Web!", pan5 (main image)
pan3 (facing front)
Originally posted: 12/10/2002
Last updated: 12/07/2019
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