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

Marvel, 1976 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860241509
Editing
Steve Gerber
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Deadline Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Beverly Switzler; Howard the Duck
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Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Welcome to the Island of Dr. Bong!] (Table of Contents: 2)

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
anthropomorphic-funny animals; 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: 3)

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: 4)

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
Reprints

II. Turn Left at the Fork in the Tongue (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Reprints

III. obligatory comic book fight scene (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7)

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
Reprints

VI tell the people a story (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fluke!
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.
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VII. Fan Letter (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Deadline Doom!
    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
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
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