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(1976)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
84
On-sale date:
1975 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Archie Goodwin (Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Tabloid-size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[Featuring a Riotous Reprinting of the World Most Wanted Comic: Howard the Duck #1!!] (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan; John Romita (alterations)
Inks:
Tom Palmer; John Romita (alterations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Alterations on Hulk's face by John Romita. Info per Nick Caputo, October 2012. Fred Snyder agrees with Romita on Hulk's face. Snyder originally credited Sal Buscema with alterations on Nighthawk's face. Crespi letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Gaspar Saladino.

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Brunner
Inks:
Steve Leialoha
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Howard the Duck

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Prologue: Five Villains in Search of a Plot! (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Black Hole [Morton Kribbee] (first appearance); Sitting Bullseye [Olivier Bedwette] (first appearance); Tillie the Hun [Matilda von Tromp] (first appearance); Spanker [Fred Hovel] (first appearance); Dr. Angst [Floyd Mangles] (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Introduction to the villains used in the next story.
Reprints:

The Duck and the Defenders (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler; Peter Parker [Spider-Man]; Mary Jane Watson; Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Dr. Angst [Floyd Mangles]; Sitting Bullseye [Olivier Bedwette]; Tillie the Hun [Matilda von Tromp]; Spanker [Fred Hovel]; Black Hole [Morton Kribbee]
Synopsis:
While Dr. Strange tries to send Howard the Duck back to his home the Defenders are attacked by Dr. Angst and his minions.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Howard's appearance is between Howard the Duck #7 and 8.

A Howard the Duck Extra! (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler (in photo); Jimmy Carter (in photo)

Indexer Notes

Preliminary cover layout for Howard the Duck #8.

The Way It All Began! (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Val Mayerik
Inks:
Val Mayerik (page 1); Sal Trapani (pages 2-12)
Colors:
? (page 1); Stan Goldberg (pages 2-6); Dave Hunt (7-12)
Letters:
Val Mayerik ? (page 1); Artie Simek (pages 2-6); John Costanza (pages 7-12)

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Man Thing [Ted Sallis]; Korrek; Jennifer Kale; Dakmith
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Partial reprint of Howard the Duck´s appearances in Fear #19 and Man-Thing #1. The first page and the dialogue from page 2 are new material.

Frog Death! (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Frank Brunner
Inks:
Frank Brunner
Colors:
Frank Brunner
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Garko the Man-frog (first appearance, death); Mr. Hooper (first appearance); Tompkins (first appearance); Joe (first appearance); Mike (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Howard the Duck falls through the dimensions back to Earth and must face Garko the Man-frog.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Howard the Duck's first solo story. His previous appearance was in Man-Thing #1. The original credits of the story are removed in this edition.

Hellcow! (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Frank Brunner
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Annette Kawecki

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Commissioner Gordonski (first appearance); Tompkins; Jubal Brown (first appearance, death); Hellcow [Bessie] (first appearance); Drácula (flashback); Hans (first appearance, flashback)
Synopsis:
Howard battles a vampire cow.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The original credits and the top box of the first page are removed in this edition.

Know Your Candidate! (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Howard the Duck; Steve Gerber

Indexer Notes

Interview with Howard the Duck by Steve Gerber.

Unsolicited Testimonials (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Thor; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Stan Lee

Indexer Notes

Testimonials of various Marvel characters for the Howard the Duck's campaing.

Howard the Barbarian (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Frank Brunner
Inks:
Steve Leialoha
Colors:
Frank Brunner
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler (first appearance); Pro-Rata (first appearance, death); Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This printing restores the word "laid" in the final panel of story page 8 from "hatched", which censored in the original issue.

Howard the Duck Cover Campaign! (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Frank Brunner; Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Bunner; Dan Adkins
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Man-Thing [Ted Sallis]

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Reprints the covers of Howard the Duck #1 and Giant-Size Man-Thing #4-5.

[Get Down, America!] (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Rear view of front cover. Pencil credit of Sal Buscema changed to Gene Colan (MN, 5/2009).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Featuring a Riotous Reprinting of the World Most Wanted Comic: Howard the Duck #1!!]
    Howard the Duck
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Prologue: Five Villains in Search of a Plot!
    Howard the Duck
  4. 3. The Duck and the Defenders
    Howard the Duck
  5. 4. A Howard the Duck Extra!
    Howard the Duck
  6. 5. The Way It All Began!
    Howard the Duck
  7. 6. Frog Death!
    Howard the Duck
  8. 7. Hellcow!
    Howard the Duck
  9. 8. Know Your Candidate!
    Howard the Duck
  10. 9. Unsolicited Testimonials
  11. 10. Howard the Barbarian
    Howard the Duck
  12. 11. Howard the Duck Cover Campaign!
    Howard the Duck
  13. 12. [Get Down, America!]
    Howard the Duck
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mark Boyer
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Kauldi Gilibert
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford