Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.
Today we look at good ol’ Peter Porker, the Spectacular: Spider-Ham
Appearances in Heroclix: Spider-Man and Venom: Absolute Carnage, Wizkids Marvel
First Appearance: Marvel Tails #1
Team Affiliations: Web Warriors
Created By: Tom Defalco and Mark Armstrong
Peter Porker began life as a spider in the lab of May Porker, an eccentric scientist that created the world’s first atomic powered hairdryer. After dousing her head with water and activating the dryer, May Porker irradiated herself. Half-crazed she bites the spider, Peter, and transforms him into a pig like May herself. Terrified, Peter runs from the home and soon finds that he still has all the abilities of a spider. He soon returns to the house to find May who is also altered by the events. She now thinks she is Peter’s loving aunt and Peter, some times, thinks that he was born a pig.
Peter is able to develop web shooters with a genius awakened or transferred by the accident. He soon begins adventuring and teams up with the likes of Captain Americat, Hulk Bunny, Deerdevil, Goose Rider, the Fantastic Fur, J. Jeremiah Jackal, Bunson Bunny and Upton Adam Stray.
Porker regularly battles foes such as Ducktor Doom, Bull-Frog, Buzzard, Hogzilla, and the King-Pig. Spider-Ham seemingly dies when he is transported to the Marvel Zombies universe after being attacked by the zombies Colonel America, Hulk and Wolverine. He is later shot in the head by Ultron and devolves into Ham-ibal Lecter.
During Spider-Verse, a revived Spider-Ham joins the Spider-Army and battles against the Inheritors. He is instrumental in their defeat by spoiling a plan by the Inheritors to destroy the Spider-totems. During Secret Wars, Spider-Ham finds himself in Arachnia on Battleworld. He is kidnapped by Mayor Osborn before being rescued by Spider-Gwen. The pair then join with other Spiders, though none of them have any memory of Spider-Verse.
Spider-Ham is now a member of the Web-Warriors, a group of Spider-totem empowered individuals that travel the reconstructed multiverse.