“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!

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hercules (2015)
  • House of Secrets (1956)

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About Paul O'Connor

Revelations and retro-reviews from a world where it is always 1978, published every now and then at www.longboxgraveyard.com!

Posted on February 9, 2018, in Comics A-To-Z and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. 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.


  2. Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye is a fun library “rental” as far a recent series go.


  3. 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.


  4. Hulk?   Anyone?

    … DON’T tell me that goes under “I”!!!!


  5. 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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