Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Peter Poker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #1

The first issue of the five-issue mini-series starring everyone's favorite spider-powered super-hero pig, offers a quick recap of the hero's origins before plunging him into a new adventure. It seems his time in the Spider-Verse hasn't helped Spider-Ham make friends with the other heroes of his world. Holding his accomplishments over the other heroes, Spider-Ham's ego has gotten to be too much for many of the other heroes to bear (even when they might need his help).

There's not much more to the comic than that from writer Zeb Wells and artist Will Robson, along with trying to shoehorn in as many cameos from other anthropomorphic versions of the Marvel Universe heroes as possible (though for fans on animal heroes that's enough).

Peter Poker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #1 ends with the egotist taking the place of the other heroes and jumping universes to hunt down a villain across space and time. His first stop, apparently, is Mary Jane's bedroom? Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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