Howard the Duck #16 [30 cent cover]
(September 1977)

Marvel, 1976 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.30 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860241509
Editing:
Steve Gerber
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Letters page replies by Steve Gerber. Updated information and sequencing 2005 by Steven Tice.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Beverly Switzler; Howard the Duck
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Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Junior Sales Club of America.

[Welcome to the Island of Dr. Bong!] (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Beverly Switzler; Howard the Duck; Dr. Bong
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Indexer Notes

Reprints the final page of the previous issue as an intro.

Zen and the Art of Comic Book Writing: A Communique from Colorado (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Alan Weiss
Inks:
Alan Weiss
Colors:
Doc Martin (multiple colorists)
Letters:
Irving Watanabe, typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Because of time pressure, this issue consists of large pictures with accompanying text. The picture on pages 7 and 8 many years later served as inspiration for the Vertigo series Nevada. The art credit is listed as "Cast of Thousands," but each illustration is signed by its artist. Ed Hannigan and Nel Yomtov credited for "production."

I. Writers Are Like People (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Ed Hannigan; Marie Severin (Verpoorten face); clip art
Inks:
Ed Hannigan; Marie Severin (Verpoorten face); clip art
Colors:
? [as "Doc Martin"] (multiple colorists)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
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II. Turn Left at the Fork in the Tongue (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Colors:
"Doc Martin" (multiple colorists)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
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III. obligatory comic book fight scene (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Tom Palmer
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
"Doc Martin" (multiple colorists)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Nevada; Bolero
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Indexer Notes

This sequence served as the inspiration for the Vertigo series Nevada (DC, 1998 series).

iv. ...and visions of sugar plums (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Al Milgrom
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
"Doc Martin" (multiple colorists)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
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VI tell the people a story (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
"Doc Martin" (multiple colorists)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Should be part V.

VI: Commentary & Analysis (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
"Doc Martin" (multiple colorists)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
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["Fluke!"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser] (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors:
"Doc Martin" (multiple colorists)
Letters:
Irv Watanabe

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Steve Gerber
Synopsis:
"Outraged Marvelites" feed an unnamed typist through a giant fan which produces jars of "Gerber Strained Brains." More Marvelites prepare to feed Howard through as well.

VII. Fan Letter (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
"Doc Martin" (multiple colorists)
Letters:
Terry Austin (page 30); typeset; Irving Watanabe (page 31)

Genre:
satire-parody
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Howard the Duck
  2. 1. Prizes or Cash
  3. 2. [Welcome to the Island of Dr. Bong!]
    Howard the Duck
  4. 3. Zen and the Art of Comic Book Writing: A Communique from Colorado
    Howard the Duck
  5. 4. I. Writers Are Like People
  6. 5. II. Turn Left at the Fork in the Tongue
  7. 6. III. obligatory comic book fight scene
    Howard the Duck; Nevada
  8. 7. iv. ...and visions of sugar plums
  9. 8. VI tell the people a story
  10. 9. VI: Commentary & Analysis
  11. 10. ["Fluke!"]
  12. 11. VII. Fan Letter
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Tom Miller
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