Thursday, May 8, 2008

Marvel Tails starring Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #1 (Marvel, Nov. 1983)

This, ladies and fanboys, is quite possibly one of my favorite comic books of all-time.

As I've mentioned before in my previous Captain Carrot post, I'm a big fan of funny animal superhero parodies (and, no....this does not mean by any stretch o the imagination that I am a "Furry", for any of our more perverted and lonely readers out there).

Spider-Ham is one of the better ones, in my opinion, and I was a dedicated subscriber to his regular on-going title while it was in publication.

The back-up feature in this book, "Goose Rider" (a funny animal take on Ghost Rider) has artwork by Steve Mellor, an artist who's work I've always found delightful to look at, but remains a sort of curiosity to...I know he was a fairly regular contributor to Marvel's late 1970s MAD Magazine knock-off, CRAZY, and he had a few things pop up here and there in the regular bi-monthly Spider-Ham series, but seems to have dropped off the radar after that...

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1 comment:

Jason Armadillo said...

I am curious about him too. I loved his work in the Peter Porker comics. I have some insects he drew for an article that was in PARADE Magazine many years ago. He doesn't have a website or anything!