(October 1986)

Marvel, 1985 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD; 0.40 GBP; 0.95 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly except monthly July through November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Star Comics; Marvel
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:
Joe Albelo (signed)
Inks:
Joe Albelo (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Spider-Ham; J. Jonah Jackal; Dragon-Lassy

Dog Dame Afternoon (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mike Carlin
Pencils:
Art Nichols
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Steve Mellor
Letters:
Janice Chiang

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Spider-Ham [also appears as Peter Porker]; J. Jonah Jackal; J. Jeremiah Jackal; Bunsen Bunny; Upton Adam Stray; Joan Collie; VILLAIN: Dragon-Lassy
Synopsis:
Jonah is hooked on "Die-Nasty" with Joan Collie, so it's up to the interns to send Peter to photo the giant mechanical wolf terrorizing the city. Spider-Ham races into action, and discovers Dragon-Lassy controlling the robot. He transforms the wolf-robot into a sheep-robot and gets kissed by Joan Collie, but Jonah is captured by Dragon-Lassy. Spider-Ham rescues him, and reveals her secret identity.

Ant Ant (Table of Contents)

Ant Ant / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Mellor
Pencils:
Michael Mellor
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Julianna Ferriter
Letters:
Deborah Klein

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Ant Ant; Waspbunny; VILLAIN: Sandmanatee
Synopsis:
Ant Ant, an ant with all the power of an ant, is taunted at the beach by Sandmanatee, embarassing him before his girlfriend Waspbunny. He tries various insect-power formulas, but Sandmanatee still wins, until Ant Ant turns himself into an unstoppable cockroach.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Warren Kremer; John Romita, Sr.
Inks:
Warren Kremer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
DeFalco talks about not being a bully.

Indexer Notes

Page also includes cover reproductions of Top Dog (Marvel, 1985 series) #10 and Hugga Bunch (Marvel, 1986 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Pig Pen / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Pat Redding ?
Pencils:
Steve Mellor (illustration)
Inks:
Steve Mellor (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Dexter Lee; Anthony Hartman; Serge Dee; James Sprengelmeyer; Angie Sneed; Richard Gonzales; Luke Williams.
Includes Deerdevil panel illustration from issue #7.

Gross! (Table of Contents)

Madballs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

Back cover advertisement for Madballs from AmToy, an American Greetings company (and another Star Comics title).
Madballs © 1985 American Greetings Corporation.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Ham
  2. 1. Dog Dame Afternoon
    Spider-Ham
  3. 2. Ant Ant
    Ant Ant
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Star Signals
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Pig Pen
  6. 5. Gross!
    Madballs
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  • Patrick Lemaire
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  • Win Bent
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
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