(October 1988)

Marvel, 1988 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Jim Salicrup
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
originally a limited series but became an ongoing series

Spider-Ham Versus Raven the Hunter (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Zeck
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Spider-Ham; Raven the Hunter
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Penciller credit from Mike Zeck via Michael Eury. Previously credited to Alex Saviuk.

Inker credit from Bob McLeod, via the GCD Error List.

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #294 (November 1987)

Nevermore (Table of Contents)

Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Glenn Herdling
Pencils:
Alex Saviuk
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
Janet Jackson
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Funny takeoff on "Kraven's Last Hunt".

One Day in the Comics Shop (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
James Fry
Inks:
Hector Collazo
Colors:
Gregory Wright
Letters:
Michael Heisler
Editing:
Jim Salicrup

Genre:
satire-parody

Homecoming Around Again (Table of Contents)

The Vizzion and the Scarlet Wench / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Howell
Pencils:
Richard Howell
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Janet Jackson
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
satire-parody

The Birth of a Hero (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter David
Pencils:
Todd McFarlane
Inks:
Todd McFarlane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kind of an obvious what-if joke, but it's still good.

Fed Up! (Table of Contents)

Scaredevil / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Hembeck
Pencils:
Fred Hembeck
Inks:
Fred Hembeck
Colors:
Gregory Wright
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
satire-parody

Marvel Super-Heroes with Pet Partners? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Howell
Pencils:
Richard Howell (signed)
Inks:
Richard Howell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Credits supplied 2008 by Michel Faber and Steven Tice.

Mutant Beach Party (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
Kyle Baker
Inks:
Kyle Baker
Colors:
Gregory Wright
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bullish Bulletins / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Siry is inadvertently credited on the following page, the inside back cover.

The Insult That Made a Man Out of Norrin (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sholly Fisch
Pencils:
Marc Siry
Inks:
Marc Siry
Colors:
Marc Siry
Letters:
Marc Siry

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

One of the better Atlas parody ads, with Norrin Radd as Mac and Namor as the bully.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Spider-Ham Versus Raven the Hunter
  2. 1. Nevermore
    Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham
  3. 2. One Day in the Comics Shop
  4. 3. Homecoming Around Again
    The Vizzion and the Scarlet Wench
  5. 4. The Birth of a Hero
  6. 5. Fed Up!
    Scaredevil
  7. 6. Marvel Super-Heroes with Pet Partners?
  8. 7. Mutant Beach Party
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Bullish Bulletins
  10. 9. The Insult That Made a Man Out of Norrin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • David Southwood
  • Matt Onan
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Steven Tice