(July 1987)

Marvel, 1985 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly except monthly July through November
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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 [Peter Porker]; Iron Mouse; Captain Americat; Nick Furry; Doc Clamson

Porker Fried Rice, or Chung King of the Road (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]; Mary Jane Waterbuffalo; Nick Furry; Dodo Dugan; Captain Americat; Doc Clamson; Iron Mouse; President Raccoon (cameo); Paste Pot Peep (villain); Baron Zebro (villain); The Mad Stinker (villain); Ham-Droid (villain); Magsquito (villain); The Mandaringtail (villain); Doo Wop Doo (villain)
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: 2)

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; The Mad Stinker (villain); Ham-Droid (villain)
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.

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

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

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.

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Popples / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Win Bent
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