(1976)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Archie Goodwin
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Tabloid-size
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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]]; Spider-Man (vignette)
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Essential Howard the Duck (Marvel, 2002 series) #1
  • in Essential Defenders (Marvel, 2005 series) #2

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.

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
Characters:
Sitting Bullseye; Tillie the Hun; Spanker; Black Hole; Dr. Angst
Synopsis:
Introduction to the villains used in the next story.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Essential Howard the Duck (Marvel, 2002 series) #1
  • in Essential Defenders (Marvel, 2005 series) #2

Indexer Notes

prologue; new material

The Duck and the Defenders (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sitting Bullseye; Tillie the Hun; Spanker; Black Hole; Dr. Angst; Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler; Peter Parker; Mary-Jane Watson
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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Essential Howard the Duck (Marvel, 2002 series) #1
  • in Essential Defenders (Marvel, 2005 series) #2

The Way It All Began [The Enchanter's Apprentice!] [Battle for the Palace of the Gods!] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Val Mayerik
Inks:
Val Mayerik (p.1); Sal Trapani (pp 2-12)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg (p. 2-10); Dave Hunt (p. 11-12)
Letters:
Val Mayerik ? (p.1); Artie Simek (p. 2-10); John Costanza (p. 11-12)

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Fear (Marvel, 1970 series) #19 (December 1973) [pp. 2 (lower half)-10]
  • from Man-Thing (Marvel, 1974 series) #1 (January 1974) [pp. 11-12]
  • in Essential Howard the Duck (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 [in this form]

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
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Giant-Size Man-Thing (Marvel, 1974 series) #4 (April 1975)

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
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Giant-Size Man-Thing (Marvel, 1974 series) #5 (August 1975)

Know Your Candidate (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

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
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Howard the Duck (Marvel, 1976 series) #1 (March 1976)

Indexer Notes

this printing restores the word "laid" in the final panel of story page 8 from "hatched", which censored it in Howard the Duck #1

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
Inks:
? [as Howard the Duck]
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Back Cover] (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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Essential Defenders (Marvel, 2005 series) #2

Indexer Notes

Rear view of front cover. Pencil credit of Sal Buscema changed to Gene Colan [MN, 5/2009]

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Howard the Duck
  2. 1. Five Villains in Search of a Plot!
    Howard the Duck
  3. 2. The Duck and the Defenders
    Howard the Duck
  4. 3. The Way It All Began [The Enchanter's Apprentice!] [Battle for the Palace of the Gods!]
    Howard the Duck
  5. 4. Frog Death
    Howard the Duck
  6. 5. Hellcow!
    Howard the Duck
  7. 6. Know Your Candidate
    Howard the Duck
  8. 7. Howard the Barbarian
    Howard the Duck
  9. 8. Howard the Duck Cover Campaign
    Howard the Duck
  10. 9. [Back Cover]
    Howard the Duck
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford