Larcenous Lil (Hostess adverts in comic books)

Larcenous Lil

(Hostess Cakes features)

Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


During the 1970s, confectioner and cakes maker Hostess advertised in major comic books. The advertisements were full-page comics starring Marvel and DC Comics characters (and Hostess products).

These comics were nonsensical and a parody of the most absurd aspects of Silver Age  comics. They’re still fondly remembered for their goofiness.

Powers & Abilities

When Larcenous Lil gives orders to the two thugs that accompany her, they perform with remarkable accuracy. They could thus drop a net right onto Spider-Man (Peter Parker) as he was swinging by, even though his spider-sense was warning him.


This net was tough enough to hold Spidey, too.

She could also predict when and where Spider-Man would be swinging by. How she did that is unrevealed. Perhaps she has potent cosmic reality altering control psychic divine powers ! Perhaps she really is Jim Starlin  ! Or vice versa !


“Spider-Man in the Trap” appeared in Iron Man #135, among others.

Larcenous Lil, Green Turtleneck Thug and Purple Turtleneck Thug have set an ambush for Spider-Man. When Spidey swings by, Lil orders her men to drop the net. And man, does it ever get dropped ! Spider-Man is caught ! He cannot escape ! “Right, web-head. You’re going on a one-way ride !” chuckles Lil.

Spidey convinces Green Turtleneck Thug to free him from the net by offering him an Hostess® Twinkie®. ”I can’t resist this golden sponge cake, great creamed filling” exclaims the criminal, who seems to have a curious relationship with grammar.

Though Larcenous Lil did escape, Spidey soon captures her in her lair.

Lil returns

In 2009, June was seen in the S-Wing of an unspecified New York prison. Her name was given as Lilith Moll, and she was significantly older.

She briefly participated in an accidental breakout, but everybody was brought down using sedation foam.

Larcenous Lil (Hostess adverts in comic books) and her thugs about to attacks Spider-Man

Look out, Spidey !


With that outfit you’d think she’d be Fuschia Fran, or possibly Maggie Magenta depending upon the ink fade.

But no, she’s the one and only Larcenous Lil.


She’s one of ’em hardened criminal mob leaders type. She prolly taught Doctor Octopus a lot. I bet.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Larcenous Lil

Dex: 02 Str: 01 Bod: 02 Motivation: Power
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 03 Occupation: Criminal.
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Wealth: 005
Init: 020 HP: 020

Enchantment: 05, Enhanced Initiative: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Enchantment only on Physical AVs.
  • Enchantment only on people she is currently using Cheerleadership on. She can only use one AP of Enchantment per HP of Cheerleadership she will be spending on that person during that Phase.

Artist (Knitting): 03

Area Knowledge (New York City), Cheerleadership, Headquarters (size undisclosed), Leadership.

Underworld (Low).

CIA (Hostess cakes), MPR (she’s presumably nearsighted since she always has her lorgnette).

The Net she used back in her wild heydays had about BODY 11, Snare: 11, but no AV of its own.

The turtleneck thugs

These guys have basic thug stats and medium semi-autos. And turtlenecks. We all had turtlenecks back then. These were made of some cheap synthetic fabric, I forget the specifics… man, I hated those. I did, strewth.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Hostess strips.

Helper(s): Rex Smith, Maficklin..

Writeup completed on the 9th of January, 2018.