The MAD MAGICIAN
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human, magic-user
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Green Frog
Base of Operations: Mobile
Hostess Twinkies ad "The Incredible Hulk vs. The Green Frog"
(published in various Marvel books, September, 1976)
Powers/Abilities: A practitioner of the Dark Arts, the Mad Magician could conjure a spell to transform himself into a monstrously large frog-like creature with tremendous strength. It is unknown if the Mad Magician could perform any other feats of sorcery.
Incredible Hulk Vs. The Green Frog") - The Mad Magician
transformed himself into a giant green frog and attacked an unknown
city, destroying buildings and causing untold devastation, but when he
cut off the Twinkies supply lines, the mayor decided it was time to
take action. The mayor called upon the Incredible Hulk,
who punched his amphibious adversary and stunned him, causing
him to once again assume human form. As the sinister sorcerer was
placed into custody, everyone once again enjoyed the golden sponge cake
and creamy filling of the Twinkies.
Comments: Created by an
unknown writer, Herb Trimpe (pencils), and unknown inker.
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!---Kyle
Bob Almond told us that Herb Trimpe pencilled this ad.
Profile by John Kaminski
The Mad Magician has no known connection to:
Incredible Hulk Vs. The Mad Magician, panel 5&6
panel 1 (Green Frog)
Last updated: 05/20/06
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