Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unrevealed, possibly mutant, mutate, or technology user (possibly extradimensional (see comments))

Occupation:Costumed superhuman stalker

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None (but she really wanted Spider-Man)

Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "The Love-Crazed Fiend" (as called by Spider-Man)

Base of Operations: New York City, USA

First Appearance: Hostess advertisement in such July and August, 1977 comics as Godzilla: King of the Monsters#1 and What If? I#4

Powers: Madam Web could spin (and destroy) webs which were apparently so strong that the Thing, Thor, Iron Man, and other power-houses couldn't break them.

Height: 5' 10" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Unrevealed


History: Madam Web's origins are unrevealed. She fell in love with Spider-Man, but he passed, so she used her 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 free the harbor, Spider-Man offered Madame Web 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 an unidentified writer and an unidentified artist

I have a theory regarding the Hostess characters: The stories take place on an alternate Earth where Hostess is actually a front for the government, which produces 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
--Kyle Smith

Cary theorizes: As we still don't know Cassandra Webb's maiden name, could Madam Web be her sister? In other words, the mother of former Doc Ock accomplice Spider-Woman (Charlotte Witter)?--If so, then Octavius might even be that Spider-Woman's bio-father!

In Fin Fang Four Return!#1/5, the robot Elektro was arrested and incarcerated with many of the Hostess villains; however, Madam Web wasn't among them, and (to my knowledge) she hasn't been seen since this ad (probably to avoid confusion with other similarly named characters--see Clarifications). But since she only had eyes for Spidey, maybe Madam Web never got involved with any other man, so they could always bring her back and call her... the Web-Spinster.-- Ron Fredricks

Profile by Caesar Godzillatron

Madam Web should be distinguished from

"Spider-Man and Madam Web!", pan5 (main image)

pan4 (with Spidey)
              pan3 (facing front)

First posted: 12/10/2002
Last updated: 12/07/2019

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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