(January 1986)

Marvel, 1985 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.65 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Star Comics; Marvel
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Larry Hama; Pat Redding (Assistant Editor); Tom DeFalco (Executive Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Ham / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mark Armstrong (signed)
Inks:
Joe Albelo (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Spider-Ham

The Old Goats at Home (Table of Contents)

Spider-Ham / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Mark Armstrong
Inks:
Joe Albelo
Colors:
Steve Mellor
Letters:
Janice Chiang

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Spider-Ham; J. Jonah Jackal; J. Jeremiah Jackal; Bunsen Bunny; Upton Adam Stray; Charles Foster Pupp; VILLAINS: The Senior Simians
Synopsis:
Spider-Ham fails to stop the Senior Simians from robbing a bank. Jonah is fired by the Daily Beagle's new owner-editor, Charles Foster Pupp, who tries to befriend the three interns. Trying to make it as a reporter, Jonah misses several big stories, but discovers the hideout of the Senior Simians, who are then captured by Spider-Ham. A surprise twist involving Charles Foster Mutt and J. Joanna Jackal leaves the paper's future in question.

Tails of Arfgard (Table of Contents)

Thrr, Dog of Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Mellor
Pencils:
Steve Mellor
Inks:
Steve Mellor
Colors:
?
Letters:
Steve Mellor ?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Thrr; Herbdill; Odarn; Looky; VILLAIN: Schmageggi
Synopsis:
After chasing cars, Thrr returns to Arfgard, realm of the dogs, where he sees Herbdill the Watchdog, the great tree Hygga-Dygga, the awesome Odarn, and the evil Looky. They defeat Schmageggi, dogcatcher of the universe, and Thrr returns to car-chasing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Star Signals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
News about Star Comics including new title Misty by Trina Robbins. Page includes checklist of Marvel Comics cover-dated January 1986.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Pigpen / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Pat Redding ?
Pencils:
Mark Armstrong (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Albelo (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Scott Barber; Jeff Lopo; Noah Smith; Lincoln Mitchell; Joe Abraham; Billy Dahmke; Joe Smith; Larry Macon.
Column is titled "Pigpen" (one word, in quotes) in this issue. Includes Spider-Ham and Senior Simian illustration from this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Ham
  2. 1. The Old Goats at Home
    Spider-Ham
  3. 2. Tails of Arfgard
    Thrr, Dog of Thunder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Star Signals
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Pigpen
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Dwayne Best
  • Win Bent
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Win Bent