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Howard The Duck #8

Howard the Duck #1

Howard’s Presidential campaign is in full-swing, and dealing with it has become a full-time job, with Howard and Bev dodging campaign fixers and an army of assassins determined to silence them.

These books were so wonderfully serviced by first-rate art. I think it was Stan Lee who said that Gene Colon could get tension out of drawing a guy turning a doorknob … and I’m not sure what that means … but man, I love seeing Colan on Howard the Duck (and anything else). It certainly elevates the script, which is only so-so here, as Howard lays out his campaign platform, including one of those patented Steve Gerber text pages. Mostly Howard’s political positions are just common sense, though they were satire in their day. Now it is we who are trapped in a world we never made.

  • Script: Steve Gerber
  • Pencils: Gene Colan
  • Inks: Steve Leialoha

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About Paul O'Connor

Revelations and retro-reviews from a world where it is always 1978, published once a month or so at www.longboxgraveyard.com!

Posted on June 11, 2018, in Marvel 1977 and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great story! They really don’t make ’em like this anymore… at least not at Marvel or DC. I suspect that if Steve Gerber were still alive today he would be working his wondrously weird magic at Image Comics or one of the other independents, where he’d have the ability to tell exactly the stories he wanted to tell.

    I did a blog post about this storyline a couple of years ago…

    https://benjaminherman.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/howard-the-duck-for-president/

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