“H” Is For …
… Howard The Duck! (1976)
The late, great Hunter S. Thompson said that when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro, and in this weirdest of weird times, the pro I miss most (along with the aforementioned Doctor Gonzo), is the great Steve Gerber.
I think that Steve would have had a lot to say about the current state of the world, which seems more comic-bookish than half the comics in my collection. Howard would have afforded Gerber with the perfect platform to tear apart the supervillians and talking heads polluting my newsfeed … and the time might even be right for Howard to mount another Presidential run!
(We could do a lot worse).
We miss you, Howard, Hunter, and Steve!
Tell me about your favorite “H” books in the comments section, below!
- Hercules (2015)
- House of Secrets (1956)
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Posted on February 9, 2018, in Comics A-To-Z and tagged Howard the Duck. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.
I have to go with Howard the duck here, a title I’ve only recently started to read. Hercules and Hawkeye have both had very good limited series, though.
Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye is a fun library “rental” as far a recent series go.
Yes, criminal of me to overlook Hawkeye.
I’ll go with Howard! The book was emblematic of the offbeat 70’s. And you’re right, Steve Gerber would probably have a field day (field year?) with the state of the world today.
Come back, Steve, all is forgiven!
… DON’T tell me that goes under “I”!!!!
Sorry, I was considering it an “I” title, silly as it may seem. If it’s an “H”, then it’s probably my #1, beating out Howard by sheer volume if nothing else.
OK, I won’t tell you. (But I’m sure you’ve read “I” by now).
Oh man would I love to see Gerber alive and ripping apart the current presidency and ultra PC climate, amongst other things.
Plus with Disney buying up franchises like Star Wars, I doubt he’d be a big fan.
Favorite H title is Hulk, but Paul’s right, technically Incredible-I, or even T for The, comes first on the cover.
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