Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human Technology User, or possibly Human Magic User

Occupation: Robber

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Iron Man

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unknown

First Appearance: Hostess Fruit Pies ad "The Hungry Battleaxe!" from Marvel Team-Up I#91 (March 1980) and other issues published in that month

Powers/Abilities: Battleaxe carried a large battleaxe which he could use to chop through walls. It is unknown if the battleaxe itself was some form of high-tech weapon, or if it was actually a magically enchanted artifact. Battleaxe himself wore knight armor; it is unknown if the armor had any special abilities.

History: (Hostess Fruit Pies ad "The Hungry Battleaxe!") - Battleaxe was robbing the uranium vaults as Iron Man picked up the reports of the robbery on his helmet radio. Hearing from a security guard that Battleaxe was hungry, the Armored Avenger threw some Hostess Fruit Pies at the nightmare-knight. The light tender crust and real fruit filling of the delicious snack made Battleaxe lay down his weapon forget about the robbery.

Comments: Created by an unknown writer and an unknown artist.

Possibly Battleaxe had some connection to Joshua Stragg, "The Reaver".

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.

You can get the whole story, and some clever commentary from Seanbaby's The Hostess Page. It might not meet with the Comics Code Authority's approval, so kids, ask your parents before checking that out!


Given that they wield the same type of weapon (and share the same weakness), I suspect that the golden-armored warrior from a Hostess ad with Thor was none other than Battleaxe!

Profile by John Kaminski


Battleaxe has no known connection to:


Hostess ad, various comics, single page
      panel 3 (full body shot)
      panel 7 (head shot)

First Posted: 04/13/2005
Last updated: 04/13/2005

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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