(July 1987)

Marvel, 1985 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; ? GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly except monthly July through November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
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; Iron Mouse; Captain Americat; Nick Furry; Doc Clamson

Porker Fried Rice, or Chung King of the Road (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steve Mellor
Pencils:
Joe Albelo
Inks:
Pierre Fournier
Colors:
Julianna Ferriter
Letters:
Janice Chiang

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Spider-Ham [also appears as Peter Porker]; Mary Jane Waterbuffalo; Nick Furry; Dodo Dugan; Captain Americat; Doc Clamson; Iron Mouse; CAMEO: President Raccoon; VILLAIN: Paste Pot Peep; Baron Zebro; The Mad Stinker; Ham-Droid; Magsquito; The Mandaringtail; Doo Wop Doo
Synopsis:
Peter goes out for Chinese food for Mary Jane, but gets kidnapped by Paste Pot Peep as he evades the Agents of SHEEP. Peep and Baron Zebro fly off, are chased by Capt. Americat, and meet The Mad Stinker and his Ham-Droid at his submarine. (Meanwhile, Mary Jane is dancing alone at home.) The bad guys evade Doc Clamson, and go to China, where Magsquito defeats Iron Mouse, and they join The Mandaringtail and the dragon Doo Wop Doo. Spider-Ham fights The Mandaringtail, who defeats himself via a ring's misfiring, and SHEEP rushes in to save the day. Mary Jane decides she wants pizza after all.

Croak & Badger (Table of Contents)

Croak & Badger / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Mellor
Pencils:
Steve Mellor
Inks:
Steve Mellor
Colors:
Steve Mellor ?
Letters:
Diana Albers

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Croak; Badger. VILLAIN: The Mad Stinker; Ham-Droid
Synopsis:
The Mad Stinker, hoping to harness Badger's power, sends Ham-Droid to capture her. Ham-Droid distracts Croak by appealing to his Dark Hunger with Whiz-Um Brand Vinegar-Tabasco Chips. Croak rescues Badger, capturing The Mad Stinker in his Cloak of Darkness, and our heroes return to the nighttime streets.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Profile of Star Comics writer Dave Manak.

Indexer Notes

Page includes checklist of Star Camics cover-dated July 1987 and cover reproduction of Ewoks (Marvel, 1985 series) #14.

[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:
Steve Mellor ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Philip Colon; Brock Davis; Travis Mackinnin; Eric Jerde; Jeff Braun; Donny Tidmore; Alex Kennedy; Jason Hodge.
Column titled "Pigpen" (one word, in quotes) in this issue. Includes Beagle Brigadeers panel illustration from issue #15.

["If Party Popple picked a peck of Popple pals..."] (Table of Contents)

Popples / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children

Indexer Notes

Back cover advertisement for the Popples line of toys (also a Star Comics title).
Popples © 1987 Those Characters From Cleveland, Inc.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Ham
  2. 1. Porker Fried Rice, or Chung King of the Road
    Spider-Ham
  3. 2. Croak & Badger
    Croak & Badger
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Star Signals
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Pig Pen
  6. 5. ["If Party Popple picked a peck of Popple pals..."]
    Popples
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