Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: Will Robson, Erik Arciniega, and VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 29, 2020
I liked the first issue of this series a whole lot. I am all about having fun, and if you can’t have fun with Spider-Ham, then you ain’t no friend of mine! Out of all the big books and the #1s that Marvel keeps pumping out, this is one of the few that I have been looking forward to reading and reviewing. Let’s jump in now and check out this issue…
The issue opens with Peter Parker heading home to see MJ, and we all know there is a surprise waiting for him. I’m sure if I told you it was anything other than Spider-Ham you’d be shocked! While Mary Jane tries to come to grips with the difference between a taking baby pig and a grown adult one, Peter gets the sitch from Spider-Ham, and it’s all half-truths mixed with straight-up lies!
Meanwhile, back on Earth-8311, the Scavengers fight the Gobbler, the Hobgobbler, and the Swinester Six as the color keeps draining out of the world.
Back with Spider-Ham, he and Peter go off to 4 Yancy Street, but things seem off as they are attacked by an aggressive HERBIE (KILLBIE) before meeting up with the Fantastic Four. While Reed tries to figure things out, we peek back in on Spider-Ham’s home, and it’s a crossover extravaganza going on there with more and more characters and teams joining the fray.
The issue ends with Spider-Ham wishing real hard to find his villain, but sending him and Peter off to start another crazy adventure with Nazis and Peter Porker transformed into an old-timey version of himself.
This issue is another winner! Zeb Wells gives the reader snappy dialogue and jokes while Will Robson keeps the visual gags coming. Mixed in is a multiversal mystery that does take a bit of a pit stop this month, but I am here for fun, and we get a ton of that.
Spider-Ham is just a fun book. The characters, dialogue, and art exist to make you smile the whole time you’re reading and even laugh out loud a bunch of times to boot. Highly recommended for anyone with a funnybone!