Here you will find Original Comic Art pieces that feature Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham.
Peter Porker is a nice refreshing and funny character based on the Spider-Man character Peter Parker. I don't think Editors and Writers had too many worries about what impact this character had on the Marvel Universe. I guess the idea was / is to write something that is fun. Simple as that.
So don't take Porker too serious! He is a Marvel Superhero though....with an Oscar by the way.
Who is Peter Porker the Spider-Ham :
Peter Porker was born a spider (simply named Peter). He resided in the basement lab of May Porker, a slightly goofy animal scientist who had created "the world's first atomic powered hairdryer," hoping that "the introduction of nuclear fusion into America's beauty salons" would "revolutionize the hair care industry". After dousing her head with water and activating the dryer, May Porker accidentally irradiated herself, and in a fit of delusion, bit Peter, who then found himself transformed into an anthropomorphic swine much like May Porker herself. Running from the Porker homestead disoriented, Peter soon came to realize that he still retained a spider's abilities:
"This is astounding! Am I a spider with the limitations of a pig? Or a pig with the proportionate strength and agility of a spider? I've become something greater than either spider or pig... I've become a Spider-Ham!" - Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #15 (May 1987). Go and buy the issue, it is a lot of fun!
After this startling series of events, Peter (who adopted the surname "Porker", that of his benefactor May Porker, who after the accident mentally attuned to a state in which she believed she was Peter's loving aunt) dedicated himself and his new-found abilities to fighting injustice and the occasional animal parody of established Marvel Comics villains.
The original comic book title started with Peter Porker - The Spectacular Spider-Ham and was publisched from 1985 through 1987. A total of 17 issues were published.
Original Art from the first 17 issues are almost impossible to find.
Here are a few examples.
Peter Porker - The Spectacular Spider-Ham
Here is one of the earliest pages that ever surfaced. It is from Issue 1 page 6.
Pencils : Mark Armstrong
Inks : Joe Albelo
Marvel Tales Peter Porker - The Spectacular Spider-Ham
Here is the first page that was published after the title continued in a new book called Marvel Tales.
It is from Issue 201 page 24.
Pencils : Joe Albelo
Inks : Joe Albelo