Real Name: Honey-Pot Hoopledinkle
Identity/Class: Human (see comments)
Occupation: Funder of criminal activities
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: At least formerly L.U.S.T. (Legion of Undesirable Sinister Types; notably its leader)
Enemies: S.C.O.R.E. (Secret Council of Ruthless Extroverts; notably agent Pussycat and the Chief)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: United States of America
First Appearance: Stag Annual#5 (1968)
Powers/Abilities: Honey-Pot has no superhuman powers.
She was extremely wealthy, and she was vain and hot-tempered enough to break-up with her boyfriend over a misunderstanding disparaging her age/beauty.
Height: Unrevealed (5’10”; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (190 lbs.; by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (story is in black and white)
Hair: Probably blond
(Stag Annual#5 (fb) - BTS) - Honey-Pot Hoopledinkle, a middle-aged millionairess, was romantically involved with the leader of the criminal organization known as L.U.S.T. She used her wealth to fund the group’s operations.
(Stag Annual#5) - Honey-Pot and L.U.S.T.’s leader were in a department store shopping for outfits for the annual Bad Guys Costume Ball, which was being held that evening. They were spotted by S.C.O.R.E. agent Pussycat, who was there on her lunch hour. Recognizing the leader but not the woman, she snapped some photographs of them.
(Stag Annual#5 - BTS) - Returning to S.C.O.R.E. headquarters, Pussycat showed her photos to the Chief, and he explained who Honey-Pot was. He theorized that if Honey-Pot and the leader were to break up, she might turn against L.U.S.T. and disrupt their financing. He ordered Pussycat to sneak into the ball and instigate a rift between them.(Stag Annual#5) - That evening Honey-Pot and the leader arrived at the costume ball dressed in Revolutionary War-era garb. Pussycat got there at the same time, wearing a dark wig and a small masquerade mask. However her simple disguise failed to hide her famously shapely figure, and she was instantly recognized. Her mission ruined, she fled.
(Stag Annual#5 - BTS) - The following night was Honey-Pot’s birthday, and L.U.S.T. threw her a bash at the Liltin’ Hilton. Unbeknownst to them, S.C.O.R.E. had concocted a new plan to target the couple.
(Stag Annual#5) - At the reception an enormous birthday cake was brought out to Honey-Pot and the leader. Suddenly Pussycat burst out of the top of the cake, dressed only in her undergarments. She presented a can of wrinkle cream to the leader, claiming he had asked her to get it for Honey-Pot. Leaping into his lap, she apologized for not being able to meet up with him later but suggested they could “live it up now” if he could ditch his mother -- obviously referring to Honey-Pot.
An enraged Honey-Pot lunged at the leader, who attempted to escape by diving into the cake. The Chief triumphantly concluded that “Honey-Pot will never give L.U.S.T. another red cent!”
Comments: Created by an unknown writer (possibly Stan Lee or Larry Leiber) and Bill Ward.
“Pussycat” was a comic strip that ran in several of Martin Goodman’s men’s magazines in the late 60s and early 70s. It was one of a number of comics that were inspired by the success of Harvey Kurtzman’s and Will Elder’s “Little Annie Fanny” strip in Playboy. It combined that comic’s bawdy humor with the spy fiction that was popular at that time. The stories were in black-and-white and typically ran four to five pages.
The title of this particular story was “Damsel in Disguise”. It was one of eight Pussycat stories that were reprinted in 1968 in an Adventures of Pussycat one-shot magazine, which was the version I used. The story was also reprinted in Cartoons and Gags XVI#6 (December, 1969) and Cartoon Fun and Comedy XV#99 (January, 1981).
It is unrevealed whether Pussycat’s stories took place on Earth-616, although there is nothing specifically to prevent it. An Agent Pussycat was mentioned in 1967’s Not Brand Echh#2, so it’s possible the stories took place on Earth-665, which would fit tonally. A somewhat different version of Agent Pussycat (this time serving Hydra) appeared in Defenders IV#9, which took place in the 1960s' on Earth-12109.
In espionage terminology, honeypot (or honey trap) refers to the use of romance or sex in order to blackmail someone.
Honey-Pot certainly seems like more of a nickname than a real first name, but it's certainly possible.
This profile was completed 9/26/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Zuckyd1.
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Stag Annual#5, p5, pan3 (main image)
Stag Annual#5, p2, pan2 (shopping)
Stag Annual#5, p3, pan5 (arriving at the ball)
Stag Annual#5, p4, pan1 (at the ball)
Stag Annual#5, p5, pan4 (lunging at the leader)
Stag Annual#5, p5, pan5 (pursuing the leader)
Stag Annual #5 (1968) - unknown writer, Bill Ward (artist)
First Posted: 09/30/2021
Last updated: 09/26/2021
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