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Real Name: Pete Porker

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Land of Nowhere) pig hybrid

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Guard dogs, James 'Jimmy Jupiter' Jankovicz, king & queen of Barnyard Valley

Enemies: Germs, Jeeper

Known Relatives: None 

Aliases: 'Pig'

Base of Operations: Barnyard Valley, Land of Nowhere

First Appearance: Marvel Mystery Comics I#46

Powers/Abilities: Pete Porker possesses no known superhuman abilities.Unlike most ordinary pigs he has human level intelligence, the capacity for speech and the ability to move around on his hindlegs. He is strong enough to comfortably carry a ten year old human boy on his shoulders.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 4'2")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 100 lbs.)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: None


(Marvel Mystery Comics I#46 (fb) - BTS) - Pete Porker enjoyed life in Barnyard Valley, a rural province of the Land of Nowhere bordering on Earth-616. The inhabitants of the Valley were frequently threatened by the Germs and the Jeeper, a vicious tractor.

(Marvel Mystery Comics I#46) - On one of his trips to Earth-616, Pete encountered young James 'Jimmy' Jankovicz who mistook him for one of the ordinary pigs on his family's farm. When Jimmy failed to catch Pete, he struck up a conversation with the perplexed lad and even took him on his back for a visit to Barnyard Valley.

(Marvel Mystery Comics I#46) - Their first stop was the Milk Factory where Pete introduced Jimmy to one of the bulldog guards stationed outside to defend the facility. Moments later a swarm of Germs and Microbes attempted to storm the plant. Jimmy and Peter watched the Bulldogs beat the bugs back using ultra-violet ray flashlights. After the attack, he took the impressed boy to Hayloft Castle where they were granted an audience with the king and queen who were charmed by the young human.

(Marvel Mystery Comics I#46) - The visit was cut short when the palace guards alerted the royals that the Jeeper had arrived. Pete and the king and queen were in tears, fearing for their very lives. However, Jimmy recognized the Jeeper for what it was: a farm tractor, not unlike the one his father had taught him to drive. Porker watched Jimmy risk his life mounting the tractor to get at its controls, eventually managing to get it under control. In celebration, Pete hoisted Jimmy on his shoulders even as the crowds cheered him on.

((Marvel Mystery Comics I#46 - BTS) - Right in the middle of his victory celebration, before the king could officially name him 'knight of neigh', Jimmy Jupiter woke up, figuring his recent trip to Nowhere was another one of his very real dreams.

Comments: Created by Ed Robbins.

For decades the adventures of Jimmy Jupiter were considered little more than the result of a schoolboy's overactive imagination. However, a storyline in 2011's Captain America VI#3 established that even as a young boy he has the power to transport himself to The Land of Nowhere, a parallel world which he could shape with his own imagination. It's impossible to determine to what degree Jupiter's (sub)conscious mind shaped the realm and its denizens. Maybe Pete Porker and the other inhabitants of Barnyard Valley existed before Jimmy showed up, maybe they didn't. And what happened to them after he left? That's a level of existential dread his creator Ed Robbins probably didn't have in mind back in 1942.

Profile by Norvo.

Pete Porker should not be confused with:

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Marvel Mystery Comics I#46 p38, pan3 (main image)
Marvel Mystery Comics I#46 p38, pan3 (full body)
Marvel Mystery Comics I#46 p42, pan3 (victory parade)

Marvel Mystery Comics I#46 (August, 1943) - Gus Hetman (writer, pencils, inks), Vince Fago (editor)

First Posted: 08/05/2022
Last updated: 08/05/2022

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