Posted Sunday, March 1st, 2020 by Barry

Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham (1983) 1

Welcome to National Pig Day; according to National Day Calendar.

National Pig Day is celebrated on March 1 annually, recognizing the domesticated pig. It is – supposedly – celebrated with pig games, pig parties and gatherings with pig collectibles.

Go figure.

Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham (1983) 1

Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham (1983) 1

For those tuning in today, we’re gonna focus on the anthropomorphized-fictional character of Peter Parker.

Peter Porker first appeared in the Marvel Tails of his namesake in November of 1983. The web-slinging swine was created by Larry Hama, Tom DeFalco and Mark Armstrong.

What began as a one-and-done became an ongoing series two years later with Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham as part of Marvel’s Star Comics subdivision. The series lasted 17 issues on a bimonthly schedule before cancellation in 1987.

Mr. Porker wasn’t in literary hiatus long. Ol’ Ham Head became a backup in Marvel Tales beginning with issue 201. Later he would headline in the short-lived What the…? issue three in a parody of Kraven’s Last Hunt.

He has continued to float around the Marvel Universe(s) with a 25th-anniversary special in 2010.

Fry up your bacon and sit down to an adventure on Earth-8311 today.

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