Sony Animation’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is coming to theaters next month and there is one Spider-Person who seems to be stealing the show. And that person is a pig!
Peter Porker, aka the Spectacular Spider-Ham first appeared in Marvel Tales. Starring Peter Porker The Spectacular Spider-Ham in November of 1983. He debuted with a whole universe of animal themed Avengers with characters such as Captain Americat and Iron Mouse!
Peter Porker wasn’t always a pig. He actually started out as a spider! As crazy as this may sound, Peter was a spider who was bitten by Aunt May. Aunt May was a radioactive pig! The spider was then turned into a pig! He was able to keep his spider abilities. He swore to use his powers for good instead of evil and has defended his universe from furry foes ever since.
This amazing Spider Pig became more popular during the Spider-Verse event where he interacted with many other versions of the Wall-Crawler! He also became a part of the Spider-Team, the Web Warriors! Other members of the Web Warriors include Spider-Gwen, Spider-Punk, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Girl, and Pavitr Prabhakar.
There are more versions of Spider-Ham than you may have known about. While there is the classic Peter Porker, there is also other versions such as, Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Ham, Scarlet Spider-Ham, And Spider-Ham 2099.
Spider-Ham has also appeared in other mediums other than comic books. He appeared in a post-credit scene to the video game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and in the cartoon Ultimate Spider-Man during their Spider-Verse event. He will make his cinematic debut in Sony’s animated movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse in theaters December 14th.