Real Name: Georges Baptiste (see comments)

Identity/Class: Human mutate (supernatural)

Occupation: Cannibal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: The Abomination

Enemies: Hulk (Banner)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An unnamed forest

First Appearance: Hostess Fruit Pies ad "The Twins of Evil" from Adventures Into Fear#31 (December, 1975) and other issues published that month.

Powers/Abilities: Presumably, this Wendigo possesses the Superhuman Class 75 strength that is common among Wendigos.

Height: 9' 7"  Weight: 1800 lbs.  Eyes: Red  Hair: White

History: (Hostess Fruit Pie ad "The Twins of Evil") - The Wendigo and The Abomination teamed up and battled the Hulk, leaving their enemy unconscious.  After they departed, two children found the Hulk, and fed him the Hostess snacks they had to help revive his energy.  Once he recovered, he left, crashing through the forest to find his two attackers.

Comments: Created by unknown writers and artists.

    From that small panel I can tell that John Romita either inked it or did the full art. If 'Madison Carter' has a scan of the full page I may be able to confirm if you would want that.--Bob Almond

    More than any other Hostess ad, this one can almost perfectly fit into Earth-616 continuity.  There's no "beating the villain by tricking his sweet tooth" end.  Sure, there's the matter of a Wendigo actually teaming with someone, but since he feasts on human flesh, he may not have seen the Abomination as a meal.  Of course, it's always possible this was only a filmed advertisement with actors, as Spider-Man and Human Torch once talked about selling the idea after beating the Red Ghost's Super Apes with the snacks.

    Given the time period this was published, it's also possible this was the George Baptiste version of the Wendigo, but until that is made clear, he is treated as a separate entity.

    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.

Wendigo's All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Premiere (HC)#13 handbook entry confirms that this encounter did take place in 616 and that this particular Wendigo was Georges Baptiste.
--David A. Zuckerman

Baptiste also appeared in Incredible Hulk II#162, 180-181 (Monsters Unleashed#9/3, Uncanny X-Men I#139-140...this entry needs an update!!!

Profile by Madison Carter


This Wendigo is one of a line of similarly-inflicted beings, which include,

The Wendigo has no known connection to:

Adventures Into Fear#31, Hostess Ad


Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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