(March 1980)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Magazines [roundel]
Barcode
0714860295803
Editing
Lynn Graeme

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Pound (painting, signed)
Inks
John Pound (painting)
Colors
John Pound (painting)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler

Indexer Notes

Cover is shown as a parody of Plaboy magazine. Howard is depicted as a Hugh Hefner type character.

Playduck (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Marie Severin (signed)
Inks
Marie Severin
Colors
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler

Indexer Notes

Howard is depicted as a Hugh Hefner type character with Beverly dressed as a Playduck ‘bunny’. Located on inside front cover.

[Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Editorial (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Lynne Graeme (as Graeme Quacker)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody editorial.

[Only “Wheezaton” turns out champions like these!] (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody advertisement for body building product.

The Maltese Cockroach (Table of Contents: 5)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Dave Simons
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Hemlock Shoals (intro); Howard the Duck; Pro-Rata (flashback cameo)

Playduck Interview with Truman Capoultry (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ned Sonntag ?
Inks
Ned Sonntag ?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody interview with Truman Capoultry. Says continued on page 88 but there is no page 88.

The Old Drake's Tale (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Sir James Mallardy]
Pencils
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody

Ms. Amy Quakton (Table of Contents: 8)

Duckmate / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Tartag

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of a Playboy Centrefold.

Birds in Bondage! (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ned Sonntag
Inks
Ned Sonntag
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of an expose.

The Prisoner Of Ducks (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
? [as Norman Mallard]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody article on the bemoaning equality between the sexes.

[Ashamed?] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Dreadcliff Cuckoos! (Table of Contents: 12)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Klaus Janson
Letters
Michael Higgins; Irving Watanabe?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Beverly Switzler; Paul Same; Winda Wester; Howard the Duck; Adolf Hitler's dentist (dies); Nurse Barbara; Kiss (flashback cameo); Rev. Joon Moon Yuc [as Moon June Yuk]

Indexer Notes

Resolves a dangling plot-line from #14.

Playduck Reviews (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo [as Duckbill Mantlo]
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody review column.

[Waddle before they hatch!] (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody advertisement for an upcoming film.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Playduck Advisor (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody advice column.

Wise Quacks (Table of Contents: 17)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Dave Simons
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody letters column. Includes a comic panel from the previous issue with Howard and Beverly

[Coming Aquacktions] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Marvel Preview #21] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The First Kingdom] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Howard the Duck
  2. 1. Playduck
    Howard the Duck
  3. 2. [Contents]
  4. 3. Editorial
  5. 4. [Only “Wheezaton” turns out champions like these!]
  6. 5. The Maltese Cockroach
    Howard the Duck
  7. 6. Playduck Interview with Truman Capoultry
  8. 7. The Old Drake's Tale
  9. 8. Ms. Amy Quakton
    Duckmate
  10. 9. Birds in Bondage!
  11. 10. The Prisoner Of Ducks
  12. 11. [Ashamed?]
  13. 12. The Dreadcliff Cuckoos!
    Howard the Duck
  14. 13. Playduck Reviews
  15. 14. [Waddle before they hatch!]
  16. 15. ["Are You A Comics Fan...?"]
  17. 16. Playduck Advisor
  18. 17. Wise Quacks
  19. 18. [Coming Aquacktions]
  20. 19. [Marvel Preview #21]
  21. 20. [The First Kingdom]
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