(May 1987)

Marvel, 1985 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly except monthly July through November
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
Joe Albelo (signed)
Inks
Joe Albelo ?
Colors
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Spider-Ham [Peter Porker]

Indexer Notes

Cover homage to The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #50.

To Oink or Not To Oink, or The Days of Swine and Roses (Table of Contents: 1)

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]; J. Jonah Jackal; J. Jeremiah Jackal; Bunsen Bunny; Upton Adam Stray; Aunt May Porker; Flash Tomcat; Liz Alleycat; CAMEO: Andy Warthog; Mick Jaguar; Bruce Springchicken; Cybill Sheepdog; Whoopie Goldfish; Meryl Peep; Truman Coyote; Mel Gibbon; Rebecca deMonkey; Dinah Saur; Barry Manitee; Barbara Mandrill; Buddy Gheko; VILLAIN: The Hobgobbler
Synopsis
At the Daily Beagle, Peter works up the nerve to ask Batty Brant for a date, but she rejects him, plunging him into sorrow. Jonah and the interns become The Black Jackal and his Beagle Brigadeers (Bullet Bunny, Power Puss, Invisi-Jackal Junior), and they take Peter to a celebrity party. The Hobgobbler kidnaps Barbara Mandrill, and Spider-Ham rescues her. Arriving home, Aunt May introduces him to Mary Jane Waterbuffalo.

Indexer Notes

ORIGIN: May Porker creates an atomic powered hair dryer, gets zapped, and bites a spider, who turns into a pig with spider-powers, who May assumes is her nephew Peter. He creates web-shooters and a costume, and the rest is history.

The Mighty Scavengers (Table of Contents: 2)

The Mighty Scavengers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Mellor
Pencils
Steve Mellor
Inks
Steve Mellor ?
Colors
Steve Mellor ?
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Pigeon; Squawkeye; Quacksilver; The Scarlet Pooch; Black Panda; VILLAIN: Kangaroo the Conqueror; Ultrog
Synopsis
The Futuro-Scope shows Kangaroo enslaving the 30th century, so The Scavengers take their time machine, primarily hoping for good publicity of defeating a villain. Ultrog falls for The Scarlet Pooch, but The Scavengers blow him up and take Kangaroo back to the 20th century, where they're still getting bad publicity.

Indexer Notes

Unnamed character: "Jarvis"-like walrus.

Double Trouble! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Pig Pen / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Pat Redding ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Eric Kendall; Chris Galbraith; Marty Saillon; Neal Bonenfant; William Smith; Yaron Y. Goland; John Mui; Colin Tooze; Brian Keen.
Column titled "Pigpen" (one word, in quotes) in this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Statement of October 6, 1986.
Average number of copies sold during preceding twelve months: 184,045.
Publisher: Stan Lee; Editor and Managing Editor: Jim Shooter (all at 387 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10037)
Owners: Cadence Industries Corporation, Sheldon Feinberg, Joseph Walsh, Joseph Calamari, Paul Hindin, James Galton, Jim Foy (all at 21 Henderson Drive, West Caldwell, NJ 07006)
Business Manager: Thomas Costello

Popples Pop In (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Popples / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Ham
  2. 1. To Oink or Not To Oink, or The Days of Swine and Roses
    Spider-Ham
  3. 2. The Mighty Scavengers
    The Mighty Scavengers
  4. 3. Double Trouble!
    Heathcliff
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Pig Pen
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Popples Pop In
    Popples
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