(July 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
0714860295807
Editing
Lynn Graeme
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[Duckworld] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Pound [as Pound] (signed) (painting)
Inks
John Pound [as Pound] (signed) (painting)
Colors
John Pound [as Pound] (signed) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Beverly Switzler; Howard the Duck
Reprints

The Origin of Howard the Duck (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bill Mantlo ?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Gene Colan
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Howard the Duck (origin retold)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Stan Lee Presents: Howard the Duck (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Top half of credits/table of contents page.

Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
typeset

Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler

Indexer Notes

Table of contents with panel reprint from the story.

The Big Comic Book Convention (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Editorial (Table of Contents: 5)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Lynne Graeme
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
typeset

Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler

Indexer Notes

Short editorial with panel reprinted from the story.

Duckworld: Prologue (Table of Contents: 6)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler; Winda Wester; Uncle Lee, Paul; Claude
Synopsis
Winda uses her psionic mind powers to send Beverly and Howard to Duckworld.

Duckworld: Chapter One - Duckworld! (Table of Contents: 7)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler; Booker T. Wackerton; Morty Fowler
Synopsis
Howard and Beverly return to Howard's world, but are puzzled when Howard is treated as a Messiah.

Duckworld: Chapter Two - Be It Ever So Humble... (Table of Contents: 8)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler; Lana Linn; Reverend Godfrey Gander; Truman Capoultry; Mayor Quack; President Richard Duxon
Synopsis
Howard and Beverly go to Howard's parents' house, only to find it has been turned into a shrine and is mobbed by pilgrims and media celebrating the fifth anniversary of Howard's "ascension." From hiding they watch Rev. Gander review Howard's life and learn how the Reverend had used the story to gain power for himself.

Indexer Notes

Rev. Godfrey Gander is a take-off on both TV evangelists and Gladstone Gander. Truman Capoultry is a take-off on author Truman Capote. President Richard Nixon ("Richard Millnest Duxon") and the Kent State ("Quent State") shootings are referenced.

Duckworld: Chapter Three - Webbed Feet of Clay! (Table of Contents: 9)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler; Reverend Godfrey Gander; Truman Capoultry; Mayor Quack
Synopsis
Howard and Beverly crash Rev. Gander's rally. Howard is welcomed as a hero, but Beverly is treated as a sideshow freak.

Duckworld: Chapter Four - Fame! (Table of Contents: 10)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler; Truman Capoultry; Johnny Quackson; Dr. Ludwig Von Cluck
Synopsis
Howard and Beverly appear on Johnny Quackson's TV talk show, where Howard is reunited with his family. The scene is interrupted by Dr. Ludwig Von Cluck, who uses a powerful vacuum cleaner to strip Beverly of her clothes and cause a riot in the studio.

Indexer Notes

The Johnny Quackson Show is a take-off on the Johnny Carson Show. Dr. Ludwig Von Cluck is a take-off on Ludwig Von Drake.

Duckworld: Chapter Five - Duck-Hunt (Table of Contents: 11)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler; Truman Capoultry; Ducktor Strange; Reverend Godfrey Gander; Uncle Scrounge McDuck; Man-Thing (cameo)
Synopsis
Hiding out in New Stork, Howard, Beverly, and Truman find a drunken Ducktor Strange, who might be able to send Howard and Beverly back to Earth. The four are interrupted by Rev. Gander and and Uncle Scrounge McDuck, who is the financial backing behind the Wackie cult and who seek to eliminate any threat to their income. Ducktor Strange saves the day by sending Howard and Beverly back to Earth.

Indexer Notes

Conclusion. Ducktor Strange is a take-off on Dr. Strange. Uncle Scrounge McDuck is a take-off on Uncle Scrooge, complete with reference to his first dime.

[Strange Worlds & Forbidden Places of Deadly Beauty] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Far-Out, Off-the-Wall Story Behind Street Peeple (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lynn Graeme (signed)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Behind-the-scenes about Street Peeple.

[The Coming of Riff] (Table of Contents: 14)

Street Peeple / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lynn Graeme
Pencils
Ned Sonntag
Inks
Ned Sonntag
Letters
Ned Sonntag

Genre
humor
Characters
Riff; Cheyanne; Qwami; Moonchild (all first)
Synopsis
Adventures of street jugglers in the 1960s.

["Yes, please pay strict attention.] (Table of Contents: 15)

Wise Quacks / letters page / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo (reponses)
Pencils
Leonard Rifas ? [as Rifas] (fan art)
Inks
Leonard Rifas ? [as Rifas] (fan art)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Pro and Con letters on Howard the Duck #3 from Rob Morganbesser; Michael J. Vassallo; Howard Hessel; Gary Dunaier; Albert Kim; Thomas L. Czaplicki; T. M. Maple [Jim Burke]; Dale Sherman; John C. Hess; Glenn Dressler; Howard T. Downs; Paul Boucher; and Darrell Leland.

Special Last Issue! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[Bud Plant, Inc.] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Duckworld]
    Howard the Duck
  2. 1. The Origin of Howard the Duck
    Howard the Duck
  3. 2. Stan Lee Presents: Howard the Duck
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. The Big Comic Book Convention
  6. 5. Editorial
  7. 6. Duckworld: Prologue
    Howard the Duck
  8. 7. Duckworld: Chapter One - Duckworld!
    Howard the Duck
  9. 8. Duckworld: Chapter Two - Be It Ever So Humble...
    Howard the Duck
  10. 9. Duckworld: Chapter Three - Webbed Feet of Clay!
    Howard the Duck
  11. 10. Duckworld: Chapter Four - Fame!
    Howard the Duck
  12. 11. Duckworld: Chapter Five - Duck-Hunt
    Howard the Duck
  13. 12. [Strange Worlds & Forbidden Places of Deadly Beauty]
  14. 13. The Far-Out, Off-the-Wall Story Behind Street Peeple
  15. 14. [The Coming of Riff]
    Street Peeple
  16. 15. ["Yes, please pay strict attention.]
    Wise Quacks
  17. 16. Special Last Issue!
    Tomb of Dracula
  18. 17. [Bud Plant, Inc.]
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