Ladies and Gentlemen, Howard the Duck
Fresh off his laughter-inducing cameo at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, Howard the Duck is going to get a new ongoing series at Marvel in March! It’ll be written by Chip Zdarsky, who is absolutely hilarious on Sex Criminals at Image, and drawn by Joe Quinones. Based on the preview art so far, I already love the look and feel!
Zdarsky and Quinones were interviewed by Entertainment Weekly about the comic, and it sounds pretty neat. Zdarsky’s a big comedy go, so it’s going to be something of a comedy book about an angry, exasperated Howard working as a private eye in a New York City filled with superheroes.
Said Zdarsky about the series:
He’s an everyman who happens to be a duck! He’s angry, exasperated, and he’s had it up to here with the world around him, but he’s trapped here! Infinitely relatable! I love the contrast of Howard against both the normal world of us hairless apes and the weird worlds of Man-Things and Dr. Stranges and Spider-Mans. Cause he doesn’t fit into either, really. I’m just going to continue exploring those contrasts, but my ultimate goal is to make it funny. Marvel has taken chances on funny books and injecting humor into superhero titles, so I want to make sure this is worth some chuckles here and there. God, I’m picturing the reviews now: “Some chuckles here and there.” Shoot for the stars, Chip!
Sounds like a pretty solid take on a Howard the Duck comic to me!
Let the build up to a new Howard the Duck movie begin…