So meta it hurts…hurts good! (Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #3 Comic Review)

Spider-Ham #3(of 5) Comic Review

Writer: Zeb Wells

Artist: Will Robson

Colorist: Erick Arciniega

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Cover: Will Robson and Erick Arciniega

Variant Cover: David Nakayama

 

What You Need to Know:

After some help from Mr. Fantastic and the Bee-Yonder, Spider-Man and Spider-Ham continue their pursuit of the villain destroying Ham’s world, however as soon as they enter the world the villain has fled to, Ham transforms into an old 30s and 40s style cartoon version of himself. Meanwhile on Ham’s world, the animal heroes and villains who haven’t been corrupted yet join forces in the fight against the threat to their world.

 

What Happens:

Spider-Man and Spider-Ham continue their chase of the mysterious villain throughout various different worlds, and with each new world they go to, Ham transforms to “fit in” with the universe. Meanwhile the heroes and villains of Ham’s world continue their defense of the planet… after coming up with an animal pun event name for this, because that was very important to them. In the end Spidey and Ham corner the villain they’ve been chasing this whole time as they reveal themselves. Who is the villain of this book? Read the issue to find out (Or you could just look up the cover to issue 4 since they spoil it there. That works to).

 

Thoughts:

Maaaaaan this one is the most animal pun-filled out of all of them so far. There’s like a whole page that’s literally nothing but the characters listing off animal pun names of Marvel Events. It’s so much. It’s so much….

Anyway, this was still pretty fun. I liked the meta-humor much more than the animal puns, Spider-Ham’s different forms are the highlight of the book for me. Breaking the fourth wall is usually a cheap gag for me, but this issue actually used it very effectively, I really liked that part of it. By the end of the issue, Spidey is just tired of all this craziness and I can’t relate to him more.

The art by Will Robson continues to be great and suits the book very well. His style changes to suit the universes they travel to, and seeing Spider-Ham’s different forms like this is really cool and fun. My favorite is the Frank Miller-esque world where Ham transforms into a Dark Knight Returns Batman-like form with a web cape and dramatically narrates everything extensively, it’s very funny. Unfortunately no Black Colt this issue, so I’m gonna have to give it a zero out of ten. Or not, I guess. It’s still a decent series, especially if you like Spider-Ham.

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Brian Daley

Full Sail college student. Nerd extraordinaire since 2003. Lover of all things superhero, Star Wars, video game, or cartoon related. Spends WAAAAAY too much money on these books and movies.
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Good
  • Meta Humor is very funny compared to the animal puns
  • The villain's reveal is good
  • Spider-Ham gets some nice development
Bad
  • No Black Colt: 0/10
  • So. Many. Animal. Puns. Again.
6.7
Fair
Characters - 6
Story - 6
Art - 8
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Full Sail college student. Nerd extraordinaire since 2003. Lover of all things superhero, Star Wars, video game, or cartoon related. Spends WAAAAAY too much money on these books and movies.

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