Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham

    (Star, 1985-1987)
™ and ©1985 Marvel Entertainment Group

Marvel Comics’ childrens comic line, Star Comics, published these spoof stories which made fun of one of the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe. Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham, is a fun-filled series based on the popular character Spider-Man.

The comic adapted most of the supporting characters from the regular series using various animals, for instance, J. Jonah Jameson is J. Jonah Jackal in the spoof; Doctor Doom is Duck Doom.

As a side-note, the letterer on the series was Rick Parker. Ironically, Parker went on to do more humor books for Marvel, including Beavis and Butthead.

This lighthearted series began its run in 1985.

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#1

  5/1/1985
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1st Appearance of Duck Doom; 1st Appearance of J. Jonah Jackal; 1st Appearance of Peter Porker; 1st Appearance of Spider-HamSteve SkeatesMark Armstrong

#2

  7/1/1985
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3 copies available from $1.50
1st appearance of X-BugsSteve Skeates, Steve MellorMark Armstrong, Steve Mellor

#3

  9/1/1985
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6 copies available from $3.00
1st appearance of Iron MouseSteve SkeatesMark Armstrong

#4

  11/1/1985
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  $8.00
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1st appearance of Croctor Strange; Master of the Misfit ArtsSteve Skeates, Mike CarlinFred Hembeck, Eric Cartier

#5

  1/1/1986
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1st appearance of Thrr; Dog of ThunderSteve Skeates, Steve MellorMark Armstrong, Steve Mellor

#6

  3/1/1986
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1st appearance of Awful FlightSteve SkeatesJoe Albelo, Steve Mellor

#7

  5/1/1986
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DeerdevilSteve SkeatesMark Armstrong, Joe Albelo

#8

  7/1/1986
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Silver SquirrelSteve Mellor, Mike MellorTony Salmons, Steve Mellor

#9

  8/1/1986
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 Steve Mellor, Mike MellorJoe Albelo, Steve Mellor

#10

  9/1/1986
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 Steve SkeatesJoe Albelo, Howard Bender

#11

  10/1/1986
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 Mike Carlin, Mike MellorArt Nichols, Mike Mellor

#12

  11/1/1986
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1st appearance of Fantastic FurSteve Mellor, Mike MellorJoe Albelo, Mike Mellor

#13

  1/1/1987
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 Mike Carlin, Mike MellorJoe Albelo, Mike Mellor

#14

  3/1/1987
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 Mike Carlin, Mike MellorJoe Albelo, Steve Mellor

#15

  5/1/1987
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 Steve Mellor, Mike MellorJoe Albelo, Steve Mellor

#16

  7/1/1987
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 Steve Mellor, Mike MellorJoe Albelo, Steve Mellor

#17

  9/1/1987
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Final IssueMike Carlin, Mike MellorJoe Albelo, Steve Mellor

Book #1

 
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Collects Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #1-5 and from Marvel Tails #1; Published by Marvel; ca. 2010Steve Skeates, Tom Defalco, Steve Mellor, Mike CarlinMark Armstrong, Steve Mellor, Jose Albelo, Fred Hembeck, Eric Cartier