Real Name: ?? Sneer (first name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Occupation: Mad scientist
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Captain Mar-Vell, pretty much everybody else
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout space
First Appearance: Hostess Twinkies ad "Captain Marvel vs. Professor Sneer" from Incredible Hulk II#240 (October, 1979)
Powers/Abilities: None, but Sneer was equipped with a spaceship that was armed with a "sun killer" ray which could (supposedly) extinguish the sun, however this ray was never actually demonstrated (Thank God!).
History: Aboard his spaceship, "Sun Killer," Professor Sneer planned to extinguish the sun. This caught the attention of Captain Mar-Vell, who pursued the scowling scholar's ship. Boarding via the air-lock, the Kree hero confronted Sneer, but Sneer warned him that he wouldn't be stopped. Mar-Vell then told Sneer that his problem was that no one ever did anything nice for him, so as a gesture of goodwill, the kindly Kree captain gave Sneer some delicious Hostess Twinkies. The spongy golden cakes and cream filling softened the cruel heart of the sinister solar-snuffer -- it was the nicest thing anyone ever did for him! Deciding that one good turn deserved another, Sneer agreed to let Captain Marvel turn the sun killer ray off and turn the ship around.
Comments: Created by an unknown writer and an unknown artist.
If only all the world's conflicts could be solved so easily...
Of all the Hostess villains, only
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
This is not true anymore as some Hostess ad villains were mentioned in the Fantastic Four Encyclopedia as natives of Earth-616. And let's not forget about Printout Man in the New Avengers Most Wanted Files. Profile by John Kaminski CLARIFICATIONS: Last updated: 10/28/06 Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know. Non-Marvel Copyright info Back to Characters
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This is not true anymore as some Hostess ad villains were mentioned in the Fantastic Four Encyclopedia as natives of Earth-616. And let's 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!
Profile by John Kaminski
Last updated: 10/28/06
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Non-Marvel Copyright info
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