12 Facts About Spider-Ham


Spider-Ham is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Spider-Ham was created by editor Larry Hama, Tom DeFalco and Mark Armstrong.

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Spider-Ham made his feature film debut in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, voiced by John Mulaney.

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Spider-Ham was first featured as star of the 1983 humorous one-shot Marvel Tails, with a backup cast of other anthropomorphic talking-animal parody versions of popular Marvel superheroes, such as Captain AmeriCat, Hulk-Bunny and Goose Rider.

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In January 2007, J Michael Straczynski authored the Ultimate Civil War Spider-Ham one-shot, featuring Spider-Ham's attempt to find his missing "thought balloons" against a Civil War parody.

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Spider-Ham introduces Swiney-Girl, the daughter of Spider-Ham and counterpart of Defalco's other creation Spider-Girl.

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Once again, the story strays away from the established, albeit loose, continuity of the original Spider-Ham stories by altering the character's origin and supporting characters, most notably in establishing Peter Porker as a natural-born pig bitten by a radioactive spider and altering his love interest from a water buffalo to a crane.

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Several months later, Spider-Ham encountered his main nemesis and one of his only recurring enemies in the form of Ducktor Doom, a duck parody of Doctor Doom.

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Spider-Ham would meet again with Doom when Porker would foil the would-be world conqueror's plot to create an army of living super vegetables.

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Spider-Ham played a crucial role in the final confrontation when he switches places with Benjy Parker – one of the three sacrifices needed for the Inheritors to destroy the Spider-Totems – allowing Ben Parker to get Benjy to safety.

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Spider-Ham was rescued by Spider-Gwen, and the two eventually discovered and teamed up with other spider-powered people, neither of whom remembered their previous encounter during the original Spider-Verse.

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Spider-Ham appears in the Twisted ToyFare Theatre parody comic "Four Webbings and a Funeral" as part of The Wizard Spider-Man Special.

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