Comics : Marvel Tales #216

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This story is part of a Lookback Series: Filling Gaps

This review was first published on: Mar 2010.


Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham in "The Stamp of Doom"

In Detail...

"The Stamp of Doom"
Marvel Tales #216 (Story 2)
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Summary: Original Spider-Ham Story
Editor:  Jim Salicrup
Writer:  Fred Hembeck
Pencils:  Fred Hembeck
Inker:  Joe Albelo
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While playing a game of Scrabble with Mary Jane, Peter Porker receives a package from Ducktor Doom advising him not to attempt to foil his absolute plans to rule the world. Not one to take advice from villains, Peter takes off for the airport and a flight to Quackveria as Spider-Ham. Making his way to Castle Doom where he expects the other superheroes to already be, Spider-Ham instead just finds Doom. Doom reveals the package was an elaborate ruse to get Spidey there so Doom could ask for his help.

In General...

A cute story done in Hembeck’s signature style. Despite the fact the jokes aren’t very funny, that doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of the silliness that is the Spider-Ham universe.

Overall Rating...

A fun and cute story, although not particularly funNY.