([October] 1976)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.50 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1976-10-05
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Brunner; Berni Wrightson; ? (photograph)
Inks
Frank Brunner; Berni Wrightson; ? (photograph)
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Howard the Duck
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover includes a photo-montage background.

Prologue: Five Villains in Search of a Plot! (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Novak ?

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

Indexer Notes

Preliminary cover layout for Howard the Duck #8.

The Way It All Began! (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Michele Wolfman
Letters
Irving Watanabe (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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Marie Severin; John Romita (illustrations)
Inks
Marie Severin; John Romita (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Howard the Duck; Steve Gerber
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Interview with Howard the Duck by Steve Gerber.

Unsolicited Testimonials (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
John Romita; John Buscema; Marie Severin; Frank Brunner; Berni Wrightson (illustrations)
Inks
John Romita; Joe Sinnott; Marie Severin; Ernie Chan; Berni Wrightson (illustrations)
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
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Howard the Barbarian (Table of Contents: 10)

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: 11)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Frank Brunner; Gil Kane; Berni Wrightson; ? (photograph)
Inks
Frank Bunner; Dan Adkins; Berni Wrightson; ? (photograph)
Letters
Irving Watanabe

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

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: 12)

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

Pencils
Gene Colan; Berni Wrightson
Inks
Tom Palmer; Berni Wrightson
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). Wrightson illo taken from presidential button.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Featuring a Riotous Reprinting of the World Most Wanted Comic: Howard the Duck #1!!]
    Howard the Duck
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  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:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steven Tice
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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