Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human, magic-user

Occupation: Troublemaker

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Hulk

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Green Frog

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: 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.

History: ("The 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:

The Green Frog 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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