Real Name: June Hayashi
Occupation: Prisoner, troublemaker
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Big Wheel (Jackson Weele), Chairman (Windsor Glastonbury), Demolition Derby (Basil Mendelsohn), Elektro, Fly (Gardner Polley), Home Wrecker (Matthew Mitchell), Hotshot (Abraham James), Human Computer (Conrad Turing), Hypno-Hustler (Antoine Delsoin), Larcenous Lil (Lilith Moll), Legal Eagle (Ralph G. Fake), Photoman (Vincent Charles), Printout Man (Windsor Babbage), Simon the Evil Swami (Simon Sesgood)
Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The S-Wing, unidentified prison, New York, USA
First Appearance: Hostess Twinkies ad "Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui!" from Marvel Two-in-One I#60 (February, 1980) and other issues published that month
Jitsui is an expert in Karate, Kung Fu and other martial arts, and
her skills were great enough that she could menace even
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'5")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 127 lbs.)
(Hostess Twinkies ad "Spider-Man Meets June Jitsu") - On his way home from the deli, Spider-Man encountered June Jitsui. June had a grudge against Spidey and proceeded to attack him. Seeing that he was being beaten by the martial arts maven, the Wall-Crawler threw her some of the Twinkies that he had bought. June was overcome by the golden sponge cake and creamy filling of the tasty treat. As Spider-Man captured the Kung Fu cutie in his web, she ominously promised him that they would meet again.
Fang Four Return!#1/5 (fb) -
BTS) - June Jitsui was imprisoned somewhere in NY state.
(Fin Fang Four Return!#1/5) - The robot Elektro, mistakenly identified as a villain and arrested, was ushered into the prison's S-Wing, where he met various past Spider-Man villains including June Jitsui. Later, inspired by Elektro's defiance, she and the other inmates of S-Wing smashed their way out only to be subdued by the prison guards using sedation foam.
Comments: Created by Tony Macchia and an uncredited artist (see comments).
Of all the Hostessvillains, 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.
And now they've been
found! ... in a dark corner of an ignored prison
You can get the whole
Hostess story, and some clever commentary from Seanbaby's
Page. It might
not meet with the Comics Code Authority's approval, so kids, ask your
parents before checking that out!
Perhaps the awesome mind-altering powers of Twinkies has been neutralized to prevent its will-sapping power falling into the wrong hands...---Grendel Prime
Her real name was revealed in Elektro's profile in OHotMU A-Z Update 2010#2.
Back Issue#130 by TwoMorrows Publishing confirms that Bates & Co.
ad campaign manager Tony Macchia scripted the Hostess ad featuring June
Jitsui (as well as many, many other of the 1980 & earlier Hostess
ads, with his one-time protege Joel Tretin taking over writing duties
post-1980). As for the artist, well, according to that same issue, many
of the Marvel Hostess ads were penciled by Sal Buscema or Ross Andru,
with John Romita, Sr., George Tuska, Gene Colan, Gil Kane, Dave Cockrum
and Marie Severin drawing some of the others. So if anyone can match
the art in the June Jitsui ad to the style of any of the artists
listed, chances are they drew it! --Proto-Man
Profile by John
June Jitsui has no known connection to:
Hostess Twinkies ad "Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui" (February, 1980) - Tony Macchia (writer), uncredited artist, uncredited editor
Fin Fang Four Return!#1/5 (July, 2009) - Scott Gray (writer), Roger Langridge (artist), John Barber (editor)
First posted: 01/12/2006
Last updated: 10/06/2023
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