JUNE JITSUI

Real Name: June Hayashi

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Prisoner, troublemaker

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Big Wheel, Chairman, Demolition Derby, Elektro, Fly, Home Wrecker, Hotshot, Human Computer, Hypno Hustler, Larcenous Lil, Legal Eagle, Photoman, Printout Man, Simon the Swami

Enemies: Spider-Man

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: S-Wing, unnamed prison in New York state, USA

First Appearance: Hostess Twinkies ad "Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui!" from Marvel Two-In-One #60 (February, 1980) and other issues published in that month

Powers/Abilities: June Jitsui was an expert in Karate, Kung Fu, and other martial arts, and her skills were great enough that she could menace even Spider-Man. 

June Jitsui attacks Spider-ManHistory:

("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 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.

(Fin 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 an unknown writer and an unknown artist.

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 The Hostess 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.

Profile by John Kaminski

Clarifications:
June Jitsui has no known connection to:


images:
"Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui", panel 5 (munching)

panel 3 (kicking)


Appearances:
Hostess Ad: "Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui" (February, 1980)
Fin Fang Four Return!#1/5 (July, 2009) - Scott Gray (writer), Roger Langridge (artist), John Barber (editor)


Last updated: 05/09/09

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